traffic http://wfpl.org en Crash Causes 'Extensive' Damage to Brick, Metal University of Louisville Sign http://wfpl.org/post/crash-causes-extensive-damage-brick-metal-university-louisville-sign <p></p><p>So I passed this &nbsp;sign Tuesday near the Belknap&nbsp;campus the way to work. It used to say "University of Louisville." Now, it says "Unive &nbsp; &nbsp;uisville."</p><p>On Thanksgiving evening, a vehicle traveling at the intersection of <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?q=arthur+street+and+brandeis+ave&amp;hnear=E+Brandeis+Ave+%26+Arthur+St&amp;gl=us&amp;t=m&amp;z=16">Arthur Street and Brandeis Avenue&nbsp;</a>left the road and struck the sign, according to a UofL Police activity report. &nbsp;The accident led to injuries that were not considered life-threatening.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 7763 at http://wfpl.org Crash Causes 'Extensive' Damage to Brick, Metal University of Louisville Sign More Deer Leads to Greater Highway Safety Concerns in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/more-deer-leads-greater-highway-safety-concerns-kentucky <p>Since the end of World War II, Kentucky&rsquo;s deer herd population has increased 900 percent. Now, they&rsquo;re a common and costly hazard along the state&#39;s highways.</p><p>This is the time of year with the biggest risk of collisions.</p><p>It&rsquo;s mating season for deer. Plus, as farm fields are cleared for harvest, the animals also lose their hiding places.</p><p>Les Dixon, of the state transportation office in Manchester, advises motorists not to swerve to avoid deer because it can often result in a more serious collision with oncoming traffic.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 7223 at http://wfpl.org More Deer Leads to Greater Highway Safety Concerns in Kentucky Louisville Traffic Deaths Up Significantly From 2012 http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-traffic-deaths-significantly-2012 <p>A Pontiac Bonneville&nbsp;on Tuesday night was heading northbound on Taylor Boulevard behind a truck. The truck turned left, and so did the Bonneville—right into a motorcycle heading south on Taylor.</p><p>Louisville Metro Police believe the truck obstructed the view of the Bonneville's driver.</p><p>The motorcycle driver suffered a serious head injury, police said.</p><p>A passenger on the motorcycle died at University Hospital.</p><p>That woman is the latest traffic death in Louisville—and traffic deaths in the county have dramatically spiked since 2012.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 5789 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Traffic Deaths Up Significantly From 2012 Four People Killed in Louisville So Far in Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accidents http://wfpl.org/post/four-people-killed-louisville-so-far-vehicle-vs-pedestrian-accidents <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Traffic accidents involving pedestrians in Jefferson County have increased in recent years, according to statistics kept by Kentucky State Police.</span></p><p>Early Thursday morning, a man died after a sports utility vehicle struck him on Taylorsville Road at Lowe Road near Jeffersontown. Witnesses told Louisville Metro Police that the man was walking against the traffic signal, police said. LMPD's Traffic Unit is investigating.</p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 4606 at http://wfpl.org Four People Killed in Louisville So Far in Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accidents Heading to Lexington for the NCAA Tournament? Think About Traffic http://wfpl.org/post/heading-lexington-ncaa-tournament-think-about-traffic <p>Kentucky transportation officials have a hunch that thousands of people will descend onto Lexington's Rupp Arena for first and second round games of the NCAA Tournament, starting Thursday.</p><p>And, of course, there's roadwork on state highways to contend with.</p><p>Here's some advice issued Tuesday morning by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:01:32 +0000 Joseph Lord 4558 at http://wfpl.org Heading to Lexington for the NCAA Tournament? Think About Traffic 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 VA Hospital Would Not Affect Traffic, Consultants Say http://wfpl.org/post/va-hospital-would-not-affect-traffic-consultants-say <p>The Veterans Administration is on the verge of purchasing over 35 acres of property on Brownsboro Road, to build a new VA hospital in Louisville. Consultants on the project say the hospital wouldn&#39;t have an impact on traffic or quality of life &nbsp;in the area. Chris Otts has covered the story for the Courier-Journal, and he joined WFPL&#39;s Devin Katayama to talk about the latest developments, and what&#39;s next.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 764 at http://wfpl.org Eastern Parkway to Close for Tree Removal http://wfpl.org/post/eastern-parkway-close-tree-removal <p>&nbsp;</p><div>A two-block stretch of Eastern Parkway will be closed for several hours over the next few days.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Louisville Metro Parks crews are removing four pin oak trees that are reportedly diseased and damaged. The department will close Eastern Parkway between Baxter and Quadrant avenues from 9 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Thursday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Traffic will be detoured one block north, to Edenside Avenue.</div> Mon, 07 May 2012 21:37:40 +0000 Gabe Bullard 156 at http://wfpl.org Eastern Parkway to Close for Tree Removal