Just when you thought Ice Storm 2009 was starting to ease up, there’s a new threat menacing high above your head. We spotted these signs posted around the Aegon Center and the National City Tower over the past few days and stepped a few feet away from the buildings. As a pedestrian in an icy Louisville, you must not only watch for a sturdy footing on unplowed sidewalks, but you must watch for razor-sharp shards falling 40 floors to hit you on your head. Look up, look down, walk, repeat. We didn’t really notice much falling ice until today when the temperatures began to rise above freezing. Now, though, the crash of ice can be heard all around on the sidewalk.
On a side note, we decided to work overtime this weekend getting a few items posted onto the BS since Ice Storm 2009 stole a good portion of our week. Here’ we go with a few headlines.
- Anti-cycling facebook page from Oldham County taken down (C-J)
- Bus riders left behind in Obama’s stimulus (StreetsBlog)
- High-speed rail getting more attention now-a-days (Wired via StreetsBlog)
- Extreme gas gouging happening at Bardstown Road Wal-Mart (Page One)
- River Fields again argues for a 1-lane Harrods Creek bridgeÂ (C-J Letters)
- Clarksville continues work on widening Eastern Boulevard (N & T)
- KY-IN Bridges commission created in Indiana (C-J)
- Metro Council growing impatient with Museum Plaza “progress” (C-J)
- New Albany’s riverfront YMCA lauded for brownfield redevelopment (NA Confidential)
- Atlanta writes up a glowing travelogue of Louisville (Journal-Contitution)
- 10 trends shaping and redefining our communities (PPS via Planetizen)
- New LED lightbulbs can last over 50 years, cost only $3 (TreeHugger)