After a stir this week over pedestrian rights at construction zones focusing on a high-visibility site on Bardstown Road, CART is reporting that developer Michael Jones has opened up the sidewalk two and a half weeks ahead of schedule. CART (Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transit) held a rally at the site on Monday to draw attention to the city’s sidewalk closure permit process that doesn’t provide pedestrians a viable path around construction sites.
Kudos to Michael Jones of Highland Cleaners and Doric Real Estate as well as Councilman Tom Owen and Public Works for responding quickly to community concerns. Thanks as well to CART for drawing attention to the needs of pedestrians in Louisville. Now on with Bardstown Road’s newest sustainable infill development.
I have believed all along the problem is not with any particular development but is a structural issue in the permitting process. Hopefully that issue can be resolved in the future before there’s a need for another installment of Operation Sidewalk Defense.