We’re happy to announce that we’ve teamed up with Streetsblog to be part of their new regional site, Streetsblog Southeast, and to bring Louisville news to a larger stage of safe streets advocates. Since 2008 (with a couple hiccups along the way) Broken Sidewalk has been working to cover the urbanism of Louisville from the sidewalk up. From the outset, we have looked at Louisville as a network of connected neighborhoods rather than focusing solely on the big projects happening Downtown—if it affects city life, it’s all important to us.
We still cover those big issues, too, but we find rain gardens in Germantown, bike lanes in Irish Hill, and libraries in the far-flung southern suburbs to be equally important. We have also grown from a single voice to a community of writers sharing a diverse array of Louisville stories. We hope our partnership with Streetsblog will bring Louisville’s littlest stories to a larger audience.
Streetsblog has been a national presence in the livable streets, sustainable transportation, and smart growth movement for more than six years and has grown from a New York City–centric outlet to cover cities across the country. Their expansion into regional sites helps to cover even more territory. Streetblog Editor-in-Chief Ben Fried noted:
The geographic scope of most of these sites is bigger than the usual Streetsblog city-based beat, but the writers are addressing overlapping issues—a Paleolithic state DOT, for instance, or city leadership that struggles to get Complete Streets right. We believe there will be strength in numbers like there’s been with the national Streetsblog Network.
Broken Sidewalk joins publications from Atlanta, Charlotte, and various cities in Florida in the Streetsblog SE project. Other regional sites include Streetsblog St. Louis, Streetsblog Texas, and Streetsblog Ohio. Broken Sidewalk has been a member of the Streetsblog Network since 2009.
Thanks again for your continued support through the years and we hope to continue to bring you the best coverage of Louisville urbanism, transportation, real estate, and neighborhood news for years to come.