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Shelby Park is about to install the second crowd-funded bus stop in Louisville. The first so-called Beta Bus Stop was installed and dedicated in the SoBro neighborhood last November.

Workers are expected to install the new bus stop on Wednesday, August 3, and an official dedication ceremony will be held this Sunday at CycLouvia Three Points. The dedication and ribbon cutting will be held at 4:00p.m. on Sunday, August 7. At the ribbon cutting, several people involved with the bus shelter will deliver remarks.

The bus shelter site. (Via Google)
The bus shelter site. (Via Google)
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CycLOUvia route with bus shelter location indicated.

CycLOUvia Three Points, part of Louisville’s Open Streets program, is the newest route that will stretch along Goss Avenue, Logan Street, and Shelby Street in the Schnitzelburg, Germantown, and Shelby Park neighborhoods, collectively known as Three Points as they all meet at a single intersection.

Three Points was coined by a neighborhood beautification and mural group under the same name. They’ll also be on hand at CycLOUvia launching their newest mural on Goss Avenue at Boyle Street.

CycLOUvia will open area streets to car-free use from 2:00 through 6:00p.m. along the indicated route.

Installing a new sidewalk for the bus stop in July. (Courtesy Three Points)
Installing a new sidewalk for the bus stop in July. (Courtesy Three Points / Facebook)

Last month, crews tore up and replaced a sidewalk where the bus stop will soon rest on the corner of Logan Street and Oak Street. The new bus stop replaces a sign on a pole with a sheltered structure and benches.

“We believe small enhancements to our public spaces encourage streetlife, generate vitality in our urban neighborhoods, and promote walking, biking, and transit use,” a team of designers, planners, and neighborhood activists said on their crowdfunding Ioby page. “In addition, we want this project to set the stage for future bus stop improvements across the city.” The team raised over $8,150 for the SoBro and Shelby Park bus stops.

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The bus stop site on Logan Street. (Via Google)

The Shelby Park Beta Bus Stop represents a partnership between the Shelby Park Neighborhood Association, Bicycling for Louisville, and the Metro Louisville Office of Sustainability.

The bus stop will service TARC’s Route 25 running along Oak Street out to Westport Road and Route 43 running from Portland through Downtown and out to the Outer Loop via Poplar Level Road.

Like its SoBro counterpart, the Shelby Park bus stop includes benches, transit and bicycle maps, and a large dose of design using many local and salvaged materials. The design uses simple components designed for their replicability.

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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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