bicycles http://wfpl.org en Louisville Is the 17th Most Dangerous City for Walking, Study Says http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-17th-most-dangerous-city-walking-study-says <p>Louisville is the 17th most dangerous city in the country for pedestrians, according to<a href="http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/research/dangerous-by-design/dbd2014/national-overview/"> a new study</a> by the National Complete Streets Coalition.</p><p>The study analyzed pedestrian deaths across the country's top metro areas and created a "danger index" for people who stroll or strut the city's streets. Within the last five years, Louisville’s danger-rate was nearly double the national average.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:51:13 +0000 Michael Homan 9452 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Is the 17th Most Dangerous City for Walking, Study Says Map: Where Car vs. Bike Accidents Have Happened in Louisville This Year http://wfpl.org/post/map-where-car-vs-bike-accidents-have-happened-louisville-year <p>The streets of Louisville on Friday will have many more of what city leaders have been pushing for: bicyclists.</p><p>For Bike to Work Day, Louisvillians are encouraged to, well, commute by bike. Five "Meet and Ride" spots have <a href="/post/louisvilles-bike-work-day-coming">been set up throughout the area</a> for people who'd rather ride in packs.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:51:12 +0000 Joseph Lord 9447 at http://wfpl.org Map: Where Car vs. Bike Accidents Have Happened in Louisville This Year Louisville's Bike to Work Day is Coming Up http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-bike-work-day-coming <p>Louisville Metro Government is encouraging residents to take part in Bike to Work day this Friday.</p><p>There will be five "Meet and Ride" locations in Louisville and Jeffersonville, with an experienced “ride captain” at each site to guide bicyclists on their commute. Those will be at: Seneca Park, Iroquois Park, Shawnee Park, Tyler Park, and at Indiana-side ramp of the Big Four Bridge. <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/louisville-bike-to-work-day-2014-tickets-11539447799">Here's more information.</a></p> Mon, 26 May 2014 19:55:23 +0000 Colleen O'Leary 9422 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's Bike to Work Day is Coming Up The Big Four Bridge Is Now Open on Both Sides http://wfpl.org/post/big-four-bridge-now-open-both-sides <p>Both sides of the Big Four Bridge are now open.</p><p>Early Tuesday, barriers on the Indiana side were removed and people were allowed to walk or bike across the Ohio River between Louisville and Jeffersonville.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky side of the bridge opened in February 2013.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Mayors Greg Fischer and Mike Moore, of Louisville and Jeffersonville respectively, attended the opening Tuesday afternoon with crowds waiting to cross the bridge.&nbsp;</p><p>Nancy Garner lives on the Indiana side.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:30:37 +0000 Jacob Ryan & Alix Mattingly 9385 at http://wfpl.org The Big Four Bridge Is Now Open on Both Sides New Louisville App Will Track Bicycle Rides, and Could Influence Future Bike Lane Placement http://wfpl.org/post/new-louisville-app-will-track-bicycle-rides-and-could-influence-future-bike-lane-placement <p>A project to use GPS data to determine the best location for bike lanes in Louisville has won a national grant. A new app for bicyclists was one of the winners of a <a href="http://www.knightfoundation.org/press-room/press-release/24-new-projects-will-go-idea-demo-funding-knight-f/" target="_blank">$35,000 Knight News Challenge grant.</a></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 8354 at http://wfpl.org New Louisville App Will Track Bicycle Rides, and Could Influence Future Bike Lane Placement Louisville by Bike: Notes from a Morning Edition Host http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-bike-notes-morning-edition-host <p>Recently, I heard this metallic clanking arise from the brake system of my car.</p><p>It was the kind of sound where you immediately visualize the stack of hundred-dollar bills necessary to pay for the repairs, and your stomach hurts.</p><p>I yelled. I pulled over. I cursed myself not renewing my AAA membership.</p><p>Long story short: the car was taken to the shop and I was without motorized transportation. All I had was a road bike with a flat tire. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:49:34 +0000 Jonathan Bastian 6114 at http://wfpl.org Louisville by Bike: Notes from a Morning Edition Host Kentucky Ranks 47th in Bicycle Friendliness http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-ranks-47th-bicycle-friendliness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A national bicycling advocacy group has ranked the 50 states for cyclist friendliness.</span></p><p>Their determination: Kentucky<a href="http://blog.bikeleague.org/blog/2013/05/bicycle-friendly-states-ranking-announced/"> is not so bicycle-friendly.&nbsp;</a></p><p>Kentucky ranked 47th in the U.S., according to the League of American Bicyclists.&nbsp;</p><p>That's better than North Dakota, Alabama and New Mexico. (And worse than the rest.)</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 19:48:55 +0000 Joseph Lord 5220 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Ranks 47th in Bicycle Friendliness Cyclist Hit on Bardstown Road, Days Before Road is Closed to Encourage Cycling http://wfpl.org/post/cyclist-hit-bardstown-road-days-road-closed-encourage-cycling <p>A bicyclist was hit by a car this morning on Bardstown Road, only days before the road is <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/first-cyclouvia-will-close-part-bardstown-road-vehicles-oct-14" target="_blank">scheduled to be shut down for a few hours to encourage walking and cycling.</a></p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:10:16 +0000 Erica Peterson 1946 at http://wfpl.org Cyclist Hit on Bardstown Road, Days Before Road is Closed to Encourage Cycling First "CycLOUvia" Will Close Part of Bardstown Road to Vehicles Oct. 14 http://wfpl.org/post/first-cyclouvia-will-close-part-bardstown-road-vehicles-oct-14 <p>Louisville will block off parts of Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue from Broadway to the Douglass Loop on one Sunday in October to encourage walking and biking.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:26:54 +0000 Erica Peterson 1744 at http://wfpl.org First "CycLOUvia" Will Close Part of Bardstown Road to Vehicles Oct. 14