The traffic improvements planned as part of the Brownboro Road Diet again need your help! CART, the Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation, has learned that some businesses along Brownsboro Road in Clifton Heights are organizing to fight the street-design improvements that calm traffic, increase pedestrian and bike safety, and generally improve the quality of streets in walkable neighborhoods. (Check out expert Dan Burden explain the importance of road diets.)
Come out this evening to a community forum running from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Kentucky School for the Blind Auditorium at 1867 Frankfort Avenue to voice your support for the road diet. A group of transportation advocates will be handing out stickers and voicing support for the plan.
You can check out the full plans for the Brownsboro Road Diet here, but in a nutshell, it will add a sidewalk and a center turn lane after removing a redundant travel lane for about 3,000 feet of roadway between Ewing Avenue and Drescher Bridge Road. Additional info is available from Metro Louisville.
Other topics to be discussed at the public forum are updates on Breslin Park and a discussion of new crime and safety figures for District 9.