bicycling http://wfpl.org en Sights and Sounds From Cyclouvia on Bardstown Road http://wfpl.org/post/sights-and-sounds-cyclouvia-bardstown-road <p>For the second time, police closed Bardstown Road to vehicular traffic for several hours for the benefit of cyclists and pedestrians. Louisville&#39;s second Cyclouvia was held on Sunday; <a href="/post/louisville-experiments-crowdfunding-again-years-cyclouvia">two more are planned for other neighborhoods in the next several months.</a></p><p>Sneakers, skateboards and bicycles (0f all sorts) on Sunday afternoon took to pavement normally tread by car tires.</p><p>Here&#39;s what it looked like:</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 16:22:33 +0000 Gabe Bullard 7205 at http://wfpl.org Sights and Sounds From Cyclouvia on Bardstown Road It's Bike to Work Day http://wfpl.org/post/its-bike-work-day <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is encouraging commuters to think about making the trip by bicycle on Friday. It’s <a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/BikeLouisville/biketoworkday.htm" target="_blank">Bike to Work Day</a>, and groups are meeting in <a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/BikeLouisville/biketoworkday.htm" target="_blank">six locations </a>around Louisville and Southern Indiana to commute downtown together.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 21:04:52 +0000 Erica Peterson 5428 at http://wfpl.org It's Bike to Work Day Section of Louisville Loop Near Cane Run Closed for Two Weeks http://wfpl.org/post/section-louisville-loop-near-cane-run-closed-two-weeks <p>A section of the<a href="http://www.louisvilleloop.org/" target="_blank"> Louisville Loop</a> will be closed for two weeks, starting on Monday.</p><p>The Louisville Loop is the partially-finished bicycle path around the city. When it's finished, it will be about 100 miles, but right now it's only continuous along the Ohio River near downtown and into Southwest Louisville.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:10:33 +0000 Erica Peterson 4038 at http://wfpl.org Section of Louisville Loop Near Cane Run Closed for Two Weeks Third Meeting on Floyds Fork Section of Louisville Loop is Tomorrow http://wfpl.org/post/third-meeting-floyds-fork-section-louisville-loop-tomorrow <p>Metro Parks is one step closer to finalizing the Floyds Fork segment of the Louisville Loop. There’s a public meeting tomorrow to get feedback from the community.</p><p>When it’s completed, the <a href="http://www.louisvilleloop.org/" target="_blank">Louisville Loop </a>will be a 100-mile bike path circling the city. Right now, there are 23 miles completed—from downtown and along the Ohio River into southwest Louisville—and the other sections of the trail are in various phases of planning.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:21:57 +0000 Erica Peterson 2458 at http://wfpl.org Cyclist Says Louisville's Bicycle Infrastructure is Inadequate http://wfpl.org/post/cyclist-says-louisvilles-bicycle-infrastructure-inadequate <p>Events like last weekend's <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/photos-louisvilles-first-ever-cyclouvia" target="_blank">CycLOUvia </a>are great for cyclists, but what about people who commute on their bicycles every day?</p><p>I got an email from Craig Lee yesterday morning. He commutes (or used to commute) from Deer Park in the Highlands to Jeffersontown several times a week. Lee says:</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 2037 at http://wfpl.org Cyclist Says Louisville's Bicycle Infrastructure is Inadequate Metro Initiative Adds 250 Bike Parking Spots to Public Garages http://wfpl.org/post/metro-initiative-adds-250-bike-parking-spots-public-garages <p>An additional 250 bike parking spaces have been created in downtown parking garages.</p><p>This bike parking was <a href="http://brokensidewalk.com/2010/09/14/hundreds-of-bike-parking-spaces-coming-downtown" target="_blank">initially announced two years ago,</a> when then-Mayor Jerry Abramson’s administration released a proposal to add more than 300 new bicycle parking spaces to downtown garages. A contract was supposed to be finalized within several months, but took two years to come to fruition.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:41:51 +0000 Erica Peterson 1611 at http://wfpl.org Metro Initiative Adds 250 Bike Parking Spots to Public Garages Map Shows Density of Bike-Car Collisions http://wfpl.org/post/map-shows-density-bike-car-collisions <p>After first <a href="http://mapgrapher.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/louisville-had-significant-increase-in-traffic-collisions-with-bicyclists-in-2011/">finding an increase in bike-car collisions</a> in Louisville between 2010 and 2011, the Map Grapher blog has (that&#39;s right)<a href="http://mapgrapher.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/density-of-traffic-collisions-with-cyclists-in-louisville-2002-2011/"> mapped collision density</a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 18:32:02 +0000 Gabe Bullard 1001 at http://wfpl.org Map Shows Density of Bike-Car Collisions