Tuesday February 1, 2011
For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622
Residents in Southwest Jefferson County will have a chance to learn more and comment about the overall plan for the 100 mile Louisville Loop at a public meeting set for Tuesday, February 8th.
Council members Bob Henderson (D-14), Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), Rick Blackwell (D-12) and David Yates (D-25) are encouraging the public to come out and learn more about the project.
“You may have heard about the Loop and have wondered: what is this project all about? Here is an opportunity to learn more about it.” says Councilman Bob Henderson (D-14). “This project will have a major impact on all of Metro Louisville.”
The meeting will take place at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, 7410 Moorman Road. It begins at 6:30pm and will last for two hours.
The staff of Metro Parks is in the process of developing guidelines for making the Loop accessible for anyone who wants to use the pathway for exercise, biking or just simply walking. This is the next in a series of public meetings which focus on signage for the Loop.
“All comments will be reviewed and then Metro Parks will be able to develop an education program that will help everyone understand the “Louisville Loop” and how it can be used,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) “I hope everyone will come to this meeting.”
The signage phase of the Louisville Loop is part of a $7.5 million dollar federal stimulus grant to improve quality of life. Welch is on the Leadership Team responsible to implement the grant through strategy, policy, and environmental changes that will sustain Obesity prevention.
“As we move forward with Riverview Park, the Loop will be another enhancement to our area,” says Blackwell. “If you have not heard about the Loop or if you have questions about this project, now is the time to get involved.”
“The Louisville Loop has great potential to help everyone enjoy the beauty of this area,” says Yates. “I hope many will take an interest in its development.”
To learn more about the Louisville Loop, contact Metro Parks at 456-8100. To get email updates about the project, visit www.metro-parks.org/cityofparks
Bob Henderson (D)13
Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13
Rick Blackwell (D) 12
David Yates (D) 25