Here’s the latest iteration of News Roundups that should be more efficient than those massive lists of links I used to post here. I’m also pleased to bring back a Broken Sidewalk favorite, the guess-the-sidewalk-photo game. Throw your guesses in the comments. No real prizes, just street cred as a savvy walker. As always, please send your suggestions, etc. to email@example.com. Please also feel free to use the News Roundup as an Open Thread to discuss anything you like.
Food Truck Troubles. The Ville Voice pointed out that local codes may be hindering the growth of Louisville’s food truck scene that has transformed dining options in cities like New York and Portland. The article argued for streamlined regulations to spur the hip entrepreneurial trend. Food trucks planned or operating that I’m aware of include Morels, Taco Punk, Holy Mole, and Lil Cheezers. Anyone know what else is out there?
Holland-Leader. The Herald-Leader‘s Tom Eblen took a bike trip to the Netherlands and reports back that it’s really quite nice for bike culture to be treated as well as car-culture is treated in the US. He wonders if the future of Lexington’s street projects could learn from the Dutch model.
Slow Down. The New Urban Network pointed to a study that found while adults can judge the speed of traffic at up to 50 miles per hour, due to perceptual development suggests children cannot accurately judge the speed of traffic higher than 30mph.
History Lesson. Tom Owen will be giving a lecture on the history of Louisville at the Iroquois Library on Thursday, May 5 at 6:30pm.
Eastern Parkway just west of Baxter Ave.
Eastern Parkway between Baxter and Barret
On the food truck issue, there’s also one run by the MozzaPi folks who are in the process of opening a B&M pizza joint on Bardstown. They only do special events at the moment, though whether that’s due to regulations or just business strategy I don’t know.
The guy who runs Lil Cheezers has had some frustrations with the city regulations of food trucks, and is reportedly working with the offices of the Mayor and Metro councilmember Jerry Miller on an amendment to city ordinances that might ease the way for food trucks in the city.
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reminds me of the sidewalk on Reservoir Drive off Frankfort Avenue.
Bike lane of Eastern Parkway