Combined, the two cities received about 4 million federal dollars and $850,000 in local matching funds. Some of the money will be spent on building and repairing bike and pedestrian lanes and trails. Mayor Jerry Abramson says the funds will also help pay for education programs.
“We’re going to put some money into cyclist and pedestrian safety and education,” says Abramson. “You’re going to see more and more of the brochures, television, TV advertising; training classes for folks who ride; making sure that us that drive cars also have an appreciation for the role to be played.”
Governor Steve Beshear presented the money to Abramson and Jeffersontown Mayor Clay Foreman Friday.