Public Comment Period on Transportation Projects Ending

by scrosby on September 28, 2009

A public comment period ends tomorrow night on some proposed changes to several local transportation projects. The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency – or KIPDA – made some amendments to the area’s long and short-term transportation projects. Only plans that are on those lists are eligible to receive federal funding.

KIPDA spokesperson Josh Suiter says all the projects were already on the books, but some changes have been made to them, and they’d like input from the public.

“By not hearing from the public, we pretty much have to take the government officials that we work with on their word,” says Suiter, “and we’re okay with that, but it’s more important that we hear from the public and get their opinion.”

The projects include improvements to River Road, and a proposal to convert some one-way streets in downtown Louisville to two-way streets.

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Dionne September 28, 2009 at 5:53 pm

I am disappointed to see that there are no real new street renovations being considered in Louisville’s west-end, with the exception of 18th & Broadway. For examples, please visit any street (side or main) in the west-end; many are riddled with potholes; are too narrow; lack sufficient parking for residential areas; have delapidated alleys; lack street lights; and missing stripping (i.e., painted lines).

It seems a great deal of the finances are concentrated on areas where the weathy/upper class travel most–commuting roads from east to downtown.

I am grateful for the awareness of increased bikers and the provisions being allotted to encourage biking and making it safer–KUDOS!

Now, if we could just eliminate the pattern of craddling the path of those who have at the expense of those who have less (or not at all).

Thank you. That is all.

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