Saturday! Waterfront Fashion Week Bike Ride to the Runway

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by Broken Sidewalk.
Saturday! Waterfront Fashion Week Bike Ride to the Runway

It’s officially fashion week in Louisville, and the first annual Waterfront Fashion Week has officially recognized bikes as a required fashion accessory—and a great way to get around. To celebrate, a fashionable bike ride will be departing from Theater Square on Fourth Street this Saturday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m., so don your most couture [...]



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Cyclists Still Second-Class Citizens at the Kentucky State Fair

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by Branden Klayko.
Kentucky State Fair Guide to Fun. (Courtesy Kentucky State Fair)

The Kentucky State Fair (KSF) begins today, but good luck riding your bike there. Following the KSF’s fumble on bike parking that blew up last year, the fair board is on track to repeat many of the mistakes that have given the it a reputation as bike-unfriendly as far away as Dallas. Like last year, bikes [...]



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Thursday! City Suds at Zanzabar Tackles the Bloomberg Challenge

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by Branden Klayko.
Thursday! City Suds at Zanzabar Tackles the Bloomberg Challenge

What’s Louisville’s big idea? This Thursday, August 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., join us for the next City Suds Urbanism Happy Hour at Zanzabar (2100 South Preston Street), which is quickly shaping up to being a monthly event. We’ll be taking on the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge, brainstorming ideas for Louisville to bring home the [...]



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Fountain Court Design Competition Inspired by Southern Exposition

Monday, August 13, 2012 by Branden Klayko.
Entrance to Fountain Court from Fourth Street. (Courtesy Fountain Court Design Competition)

Has it really been nearly three years since we’ve had a design competition in Louisville? While it’s smaller in scale than the Irish Hill call for ideas, the South Fourth Street Association in Old Louisville is sponsoring the Fountain Court Design Competition to create a historically-inspired entrance to one of Louisville’s famous walking streets. Here’s [...]



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Car-Free Happy Hour Set for August 22, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012 by Branden Klayko.
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Car-Free Happy Hour Set for August 22, 2012

The next Car-Free Happy Hour will take place on Wednesday, August 22 from 5:10 to 8:00 p.m. at the Fourth Street Bluegrass Brewing Company location in Theater Square. You can tell your friends and RSVP on the event’s Facebook page.



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Preservation in Louisville After the Yates Amendment

Sunday, August 12, 2012 by Branden Klayko.
Three Individual Landmarks: Metro Hall, City Hall, and Fire Station #2. (BS Postcard Archive)

In 1973, Mayor Harvey Sloan oversaw the creation of Louisville’s first Landmarks Commission, modeled after an ordinance in New York City, making preservation public policy for the first time in the city. Now 39 years later, Louisville has created on average two Individual Landmarks a year, seven Landmarks Districts, a new merged government structure with new [...]



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Dino Update: Louisville’s Triceratops Once a Traveling Celebrity

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by Branden Klayko.
Dinoland.

We noted in June that the dinosaur once located behind the Louisville Science Center was found three-and-a-half years later hiding out in Park Hill, but a keen eyed commenter noted that there’s more to the story. It turns out Louisville’s Triceratops is quite the celebrity, appearing in the Sinclair oil company Dinoland exhibition at the New York [...]



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Reflecting on the Lost Schnitzelburg Trolley Loop

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by Branden Klayko.
The old Schnitzelburg trolley loop. (Courtesy G-town/S-burg Blog)

Schnitzelburg was once defined by a trolley loop connecting it with Downtown and beyond. The one-way tracks followed the route described in the amazing graphic above from Shelby Street onto Burnett Avenue to Texas Avenue, rounding on to Goss Avenue before heading North again on Shelby. In her 2011-book Louisville’s Germantown & Schnitzelburg, Lisa Pisterman [...]



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