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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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10:00 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Louisville Experiments With Crowdfunding Again for This Year's Cyclouvia

A stop n' chat in the middle of Bardstown Road during last year's Cyclouvia.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Louisville’s Cyclouvia—a version of similar "open streets" events held in cities around the world—returns next month. Bardstown Road will be closed to vehicular traffic for several hours on a Sunday afternoon.

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12:24 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

CycLOUvia: Car-Free Events Coming to Bardstown Road, West Broadway, Frankfort Avenue

CycLOUvia 2012, Bardstown Road.
Credit Erica Peterson / WFPL

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the city will sponsor three CycLOUvia events this year, starting on Bardstown Road next month. The  car-free street event will also come to West Broadway and Frankfort Avenue in the spring.

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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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3:08 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

CycLOUvia Organizers Hope to Hold Event Again

A group stops to chat in the middle of Bardstown Road during CycLOUvia on October 14, 2012.
Erica Peterson WFPL

The organizers of Louisville’s first-ever CycLOUvia say the event in the Highlands was a success, and they’d definitely like to do it again.

A two-mile stretch of Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue was closed to vehicles Sunday to encourage walking and biking. Hundreds of people turned out.

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10:48 am
Mon October 15, 2012

PHOTOS: Louisville's First-Ever CycLOUvia

Gabe Bullard WFPL

A two-mile stretch of road was closed to vehicles yesterday afternoon for Louisville's first CycLOUvia. The event was inspired by a similar one called Ciclovia in Bogota, Colombia, where streets are closed to traffic every Sunday to encourage walking and biking.

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