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Metro Newsroom

Ward-Pugh Invites Community to attend Pedestrian and Bike Master Plans Forum

Tuesday November 30, 2010


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

As Metro Louisville moves forward with plans to increase biking and walking among residents, Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) is reminding anyone interested to take part in a series of forums to review the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plans.

“Many people have increased their use of bicycle for work and exercise in Metro Louisville,” says Ward-Pugh. “It is important to understand what the next steps are as Metro Louisville assesses the needs of those who utilize greener forms of transportation.”

The first in a series of public forums on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plans will be held on Monday, December 6th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Whitehall House and Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road.

The public forums are a chance to see the recent process in creating bike lanes and pedestrian walkways throughout the city. For Pedestrians, the plan hopes to outline future improvements to sidewalks and walkways to make walking safer in the Metro area. For cyclists, the Master Plan goal is to increase cycling as a practical transportation alternative.

The plan also stresses public safety in an effort to reduce crashes and accidents for walkers and cyclists.

“At these forums, folks have a chance to walk around, review several maps and plans throughout the room to see firsthand what has already been accomplished,” says Ward-Pugh. “But the most important thing is to receive feedback and get input about what these plans should include to position Louisville as a leader in making its community more accessible and a bit more sustainable.”

The forums are being held by Metro Public Works, StepUp Louisville, the city’s pedestrian program, and Bike Louisville, the city’s bicycle program.

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