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The next stretch of the Louisville Loop—a 100 mile bike and pedestrian corridor circling Jefferson County—is being planned between the Big Four Bridge and the City of Prospect and your input is needed. Learn more about the Louisville Loop and help shape a critical 10-mile segment of the project along the Ohio River on Tuesday January 27 from 5:30 to 8:00p.m. at Locust Grove (561 Blankenbaker Lane). The meeting will present the basics of the Louisville Loop, detail the Ohio Valley Northeast project segment, and address why this is a critical component of the entire Loop.

Bounds of the Louisville Loop study area. (Courtesy Louisville Loop)
Bounds of the Louisville Loop Ohio Valley Northeast study area. (Courtesy Louisville Loop)

According to the event’s organizers:

Louisville Metro Parks will be hosting a series of public meetings and workshops to give residents an opportunity to provide direction and input on the plan… The meeting will be an open house format with a brief overview presentation about the project at 6:00 p.m. Residents are invited to view exhibits about the project area and provide input about the Loop, the project area, and other topics related to the project.

A final route for this segment of the Louisville Loop has not been set, and this is a great time for the community to get involved. This section is a key path that could help bike commuters reach Downtown Louisville and Southern Indiana via the Big Four Bridge, pushing the Loop beyond a purely recreational endeavor. It also has the opportunity to be one of the most scenic routes in the city with its project bounds of Brownsboro Road, the Ohio River, the Big Four Bridge, and Prospect.

A website has been created for updates about this section of the Loop, accessible here.

Conceptual route for the Ohio Valley Northeast segment from the Louisville Loop master plan. (Courtesy Louisville Loop)
Conceptual route for the Ohio Valley Northeast segment from the Louisville Loop master plan. (Courtesy Louisville Loop)
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Branden Klayko

Branden Klayko

Founder and Editor at Broken Sidewalk
Branden founded Broken Sidewalk in 2008 while practicing architecture in Louisville. He continued the site for seven years while living in New York City, returning to Louisville in 2016. Branden is a graduate of the College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, and has covered architecture, design, and urbanism for The Architect's Newspaper, Designers & Books, Inhabitat, and the American Institute of Architects.
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2 COMMENTS

  1. Please fix the broken, ignored, closed sections of the Loop on the Westend of Louisville. All of this great work being done is surrounding the Pristine Parklands and now work from Downtown, East towards high income Zipcodes, great it is needed, but when is the Westend Loop going to get some attention beyond the years old detour onto surface streets?

    Thank you for listening. I feel better now.

  2. I cross the Big-4 Bridge, riding the loop from the Butchertown Greenway to just west of the K&I bridge and find it hard to believe that the city has let the section west of 29th street fall into such a state of disrepair. Why spend so much making the bridge a gateway to Louisville that ends in a dump. Get your act together Louisville!

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