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(Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)

8664.org has released three downloadable advertisements that will be airing on local radio stations. The ads all promote building the East End Bridge without tolls and without a 23-lane Spaghetti Junction. They remind listeners of the “construction hell” we’ll be living in for the next 20 or more years, but does note, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

One commercial features a troll under the bridge seeking tolls; and will there ever be a lot of space under the bridges in downtown, too. The grassroots group also issued another statement rebuffing the KYTC transportation study, which appeared in today’s C-J. Download the advertisements here.

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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. I imagine the effects of the Ohio River Bridges Project on the Historic Butchertown Neighborhood will be pretty devastating, as could the result be in the Cherokee Park Area if I-64 is widened to 6 lanes or more. The traffic modelling plan for the ORBP calls for widening I-64 in Cherokee Park. The 8664 plan does not. The recently completed traffic study got this and other key elements wrong, which had the effect of elevating the traffic numbers. Of course this may or may not have been intentional to make it seem as if the 8664 plan would cause additional congestion. We may never know.

  2. I don't think it is appropriate to air the commercial with the small child talking about "construction hell." I would not want my grandchild saying "hell" or that the "way to hell is paved with good intentions." I didn't raise my children that way. I was so alarmed by the commercial that I didn't even know if it was for or against the bridge. I don't believe it is appropriate for children to use such words. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but that's okay. Perhaps that is the problemw with the youth of today.

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