Though this story quotes someone who lives in New York, not Louisville, it’s a pretty solid look (and the quotes relevant) at how the rest of the nation views Louisville’s backward highway/bridges plan:
Louisville, Kentucky, is, by all accounts, a city with a lot of potential. An old river city, it has a wealth of beautiful, historic architecture. It’s mid-sized, but large enough to have some good urban amenities. It’s affordable, with a downtown waterfront and some unique cultural charms. As the New York Times said in its article about the city earlier this week, “Louisville has good bones.”
But, regrettably, Louisville seems to be on the verge of taking a giant step backward.
“If you say anything against the highway you’re almost put on a blacklist,” said Klayko. “It’s been difficult for people to speak against the project.”
What a lot of people don’t realize, and what both project sponsors and opponents did a poor job communicating, was exactly how disruptive this new roadway will be to the downtown.
How many times can Louisville and the corrupt Ohio River Bridges Debacle be laughed off the state this week?