Local News
6:51 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Louisville Is the 17th Most Dangerous City for Walking, Study Says


Louisville is the 17th most dangerous city in the country for pedestrians, according to a new study by the National Complete Streets Coalition.

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.

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Local News
3:51 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Map: Where Car vs. Bike Accidents Have Happened in Louisville This Year

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The streets of Louisville on Friday will have many more of what city leaders have been pushing for: bicyclists.

For Bike to Work Day, Louisvillians are encouraged to, well, commute by bike. Five "Meet and Ride" spots have been set up throughout the area for people who'd rather ride in packs.

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Local News
3:55 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Louisville's Bike to Work Day is Coming Up

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Louisville Metro Government is encouraging residents to take part in Bike to Work day this Friday.

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. Here's more information.

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Local News
5:30 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

The Big Four Bridge Is Now Open on Both Sides

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Both sides of the Big Four Bridge are now open.

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. The Kentucky side of the bridge opened in February 2013. 

Mayors Greg Fischer and Mike Moore, of Louisville and Jeffersonville respectively, attended the opening Tuesday afternoon with crowds waiting to cross the bridge. 

Nancy Garner lives on the Indiana side.

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7:00 am
Mon January 27, 2014

New Louisville App Will Track Bicycle Rides, and Could Influence Future Bike Lane Placement

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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 $35,000 Knight News Challenge grant.

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6:49 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Louisville by Bike: Notes from a Morning Edition Host


Recently, I heard this metallic clanking arise from the brake system of my car.

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.

I yelled. I pulled over. I cursed myself not renewing my AAA membership.

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.            

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Local News
3:48 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Kentucky Ranks 47th in Bicycle Friendliness

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A national bicycling advocacy group has ranked the 50 states for cyclist friendliness.

Their determination: Kentucky is not so bicycle-friendly. 

Kentucky ranked 47th in the U.S., according to the League of American Bicyclists. 

That's better than North Dakota, Alabama and New Mexico. (And worse than the rest.)

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12:10 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Cyclist Hit on Bardstown Road, Days Before Road is Closed to Encourage Cycling

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A bicyclist was hit by a car this morning on Bardstown Road, only days before the road is scheduled to be shut down for a few hours to encourage walking and cycling.

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10:26 am
Fri September 21, 2012

First "CycLOUvia" Will Close Part of Bardstown Road to Vehicles Oct. 14

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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.

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