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“Walkability WALKshop” set for Cane Run Road area this Saturday, May 18th

Wednesday May 15, 2013

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – It is a chance to get a firsthand look at just how difficult or easy it is to walk around the Cane Run Road area. What is needed to make the area easy and accessible to the people who live and work there?

This Saturday, a “Walkability WALK shop” will get underway to make those assessments.

“WALKshops are an excellent tool to help strengthen neighborhoods,” says Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1). "Walkable neighborhoods are healthy and safe neighborhoods that help people to build relationships with one another and to pay closer attention to their surroundings."

Cane Run Road Area “Walkability WALKshop” is Saturday, May 18th, at Highland Missionary Baptist Church, 3700 Shanks Lane from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The Walk is planned for Cane Run Road between Lees Lane and Crums Lane.

Participants will review a Walkability Checklist which includes:

· Sidewalk problems: Cracks, missing segments, rough pavement, street closings, curb ramps, pedestrian signals

· Barriers: Telephone poles, ditches, parked cars, vegetation and other obstacles

· Amenities: Benches, shade trees, well-maintained and planted streetscapes

· Safety Issues: Adequate lighting, fast moving traffic, empty or vacant properties and any additional concerns

"I look forward to getting out and walking with folks in the southwest in partnership with the Center for Neighborhoods, Cane Run Area Business Association and the Mayor's Healthy Hometown movement," says Scott.

The Cane Run Road area WALKshop is hosted by Councilwoman Scott, the Center For Neighborhoods, the Cane Run Area Business Association and the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement.

Sponsor:
Attica Scott (D) 1