bicycling

Local News
12:22 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Sights and Sounds From Cyclouvia on Bardstown Road

Cyclouvia 2013
Credit Gabe Bullard/WFPL News

For the second time, police closed Bardstown Road to vehicular traffic for several hours for the benefit of cyclists and pedestrians. Louisville's second Cyclouvia was held on Sunday; two more are planned for other neighborhoods in the next several months.

Sneakers, skateboards and bicycles (0f all sorts) on Sunday afternoon took to pavement normally tread by car tires.

Here's what it looked like:

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Environment
5:04 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

It's Bike to Work Day

Roland45 Wikimedia Commons

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is encouraging commuters to think about making the trip by bicycle on Friday. It’s Bike to Work Day, and groups are meeting in six locations around Louisville and Southern Indiana to commute downtown together.

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Environment
5:10 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Section of Louisville Loop Near Cane Run Closed for Two Weeks

A section of the Louisville Loop will be closed for two weeks, starting on Monday.

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.

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Environment
10:21 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Third Meeting on Floyds Fork Section of Louisville Loop is Tomorrow

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.

When it’s completed, the Louisville Loop 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.

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Environment
8:30 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Cyclist Says Louisville's Bicycle Infrastructure is Inadequate

Roland45 Wikimedia Commons

Events like last weekend's CycLOUvia are great for cyclists, but what about people who commute on their bicycles every day?

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:

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Environment
4:41 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Metro Initiative Adds 250 Bike Parking Spots to Public Garages

Lindsay English Metro Public Works

An additional 250 bike parking spaces have been created in downtown parking garages.

This bike parking was initially announced two years ago, 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.

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Local News
2:32 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Map Shows Density of Bike-Car Collisions

From Map Grapher

After first finding an increase in bike-car collisions in Louisville between 2010 and 2011, the Map Grapher blog has (that's right) mapped collision density

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