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Public Meeting: Olmsted Parkways Path Project

Friday July 6, 2007

Meeting is Wednesday, July 11, at 6 p.m.

Metro Parks has scheduled a public meeting about plans for a multi-use path system along approximately 10 miles of Louisville’s Olmsted Parkway system.  The meeting takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, in the Community Room at the South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Boulevard.  Parking is available in the rear of the community center, entering from 9th Street or Iowa Street.

The meeting will help planners create a design for paved paths that will ultimately provide improved pedestrian and bicycle opportunities along four Olmsted Parkways – Algonquin, Eastern, Southern and Southwestern. The planning project is being supported by Louisville Metro Government, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy and several federal transportation grants.  Additionally, planners will explore ways to link the parkways near the University of Louisville, as the original Frederick Law Olmsted design intended.  This project is part of Mayor Jerry Abramson’s City of Parks initiative to improve and expand Louisville’s parks, and create a 100-mile paved metro loop trail around the city.

Public input gathered from citizens during this meeting will be included in the planning process.

A web site has been created to keep citizens informed of progress on planning efforts for the Olmsted Parkways Multi-Use Path System project.  To learn more about the project, offer feedback to the project’s planning team, or sign up for an e-mail notification list for future meetings, visit www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/cityofparks/projects/olmstedparkwaysproject.htm.