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Public Works & Assets Newsroom

Public Meeting Seeks People's Input On River Road Scenic Byway Plan

Friday June 5, 2009

Goal is to protect road’s character, improve safety

Louisville Metro Government is seeking the public’s input on a plan to preserve and protect scenic River Road and improve safety and accessibility for bicyclists, walkers and joggers.

The meeting is 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 16th at Gingerwoods Event Hall, 7611 Rose Island Road. It’s part of a year-long study being conducted by the city.

“We want to hear from the public about ways to improve the road while protecting what makes River Road so unique,” Mayor Jerry Abramson said. “This corridor is very popular with cyclists and it’s my goal to help bikers and walkers use the road safely.”

The city — working with RiverFields, the City of Glenview and architectural, engineering and historic consultants — are examining a seven-mile stretch of River Road, from Zorn Ave to US 42. The lead consultant is Gresham Smith and Partners of Louisville.

The study will examine the scenic, historic, recreational, cultural, archeological, and natural features of the corridor and recommend ways to preserve and protect them. River Road is the only state-designated Scenic Byway in Louisville.

The addition of hiking and biking access along River Road will be part of the 100-mile Louisville Loop trail that will eventually encircle the city, part of the City of Parks plan.

For more information about the planning, visit