If you don’t know allow me to introduce myself as a walking/biking fool. I mentioned just last week how much I enjoy walking to the Bardstown Road Farmers Market and that’s just one of the ample walking opportunities I take advantage of by living in the Highlands 1 . Even still I wish our city was more pedestrian and bicycle friendly, I wish more people walked the mile or so to places in their neighborhoods instead of always taking cars. I understand that there are barriers to walking for some people though and I’m so pleased to see the city looking to address these issues and encourage walking in our city with the Louisville Pedestrian Summit in May and several workshops leading up to it.
While not everyone is a driver or a cyclist, we are all pedestrians at some point in every day.
Despite how important walking is, Louisville has limited resources to devote to pedestrian projects and programs. The Pedestrian Summit and Walkability Plan will, with your help, establish priorities to make sure that the resources we do have are used wisely.
This is our effort to create a Walkable Louisville.
Community workshops are happening through the month of April. Please look at the schedule for them and find a topic or two you’re interested in specifically. Then attend the workshops and give your input. Please, let’s all get involved and make some positive developments in our city.
1. I’m still afraid to ride my bike down Bardstown Road though. I’m currently trying to figure out the best connection of side streets to get me from my house to Ramsi’s on my bike. The key goal is to spend as little time on Bardstown Road as possible because cars aren’t always courteous of bikes on Bardstown Road. Be nice to bike riders! Seriously, we just want to get from place to place too! ↩