By Fred Huggins,
Metro Government is still considering the controversial Brownsboro Road Lane Reduction project; or as Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh calls it, the Sidewalk and Pedestrian Safety Project.
Professional traffic engineers working on this project have indicated that this does not adequately address pedestrian safety, and should not be viewed as such.
This project will impact the entire corridor from downtown Louisville to the East End.
Shouldn't a dramatic change that impacts so many in our community be addressed as the best solution for everyone?
For the benefit of our entire community, Save42.org has proposed a list of ideas and compromises on this project that will most positively benefit all parties involved: pedestrians, residents, business owners, and the blind community.
We are not against Councilwoman Ward-Pugh's sidewalk, but her solution will only move pedestrians laterally down Brownsboro Road. It will not address pedestrian's largest problem, getting people safely and effectively across the street to their ultimate destination.
Our proposed compromise takes into account this problem, and safely solves it, along with a host of other issues.
We want what's best for Louisville. We invite you to visit our website, www.save42.org, for more information and our list of solutions.
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