For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622
Louisville – In an effort to show how easy it is to get around on a bike or on foot on one of Metro Louisville’s most popular streets, Frankfort Avenue will become a paved park for the next CycLOUvia event set for Sunday, April 13th.
“CycLOUvia is a great opportunity to remind ourselves that we can live without our cars from time to time and still traverse our neighborhoods,” says Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9). “Fortunately more people are becoming aware of that fact and in the long run our environment and our healthcare are the beneficiaries.”
CycLOUvia will take place between Pope Street and Stilz Avenue between 2:00pm t 6:00pm with cross traffic allowed at Ewing Avenue. During that time, no cars will be allowed on the streets and instead bicycles, pedestrians, skaters, and strollers will take over to directly engage with local businesses.
There will also be a special memorial event for Joe Ward. The former Courier Journal Business Reporter and a friend to all was an avid cyclist that our community lost too soon to cancer. Joe’s bike will be parked at Carmichael’s Bookstore and his books will be available for sale during the event.
“Joe Ward was one of the biggest supporters of the local bicycling community and folks wanted to honor him at this event.” says Ward-Pugh.
Another special event, the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind will have a hands-on activity for those who come out to CycLOUVia. “Words and Pictures for Your Fingertips: learn to write in braille and how to make a raised-line picture” is a hands on display that will be found in front of the Printing House for the Blind which is located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue.
“Please join us,” says Ward-Pugh.
For more information about CycLOUvia on Frankfort Avenue, contact Councilwoman Ward-Pugh’s office at 574-1109.