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How Many People Actually Use Bike Lanes?

August 7th, 2014 by admin · 4 Comments

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Three third-graders from the Chicago suburbs were the force behind a new law that increases penalties for animal abuse. [HuffPo]

TARC once again will make it easier for some people to get to the Kentucky State Fair this year. [WAVE3]

The inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finds Medicare spent tens of millions of dollars in 2012 for HIV drugs there’s little evidence patients needed. A 77-year-old woman with no record of HIV got $33,500 of medication. [ProPublica]

Louisville has a preliminary count on the number of commuters who use one of the city’s newest bike lanes on any given weekday. [WFPL]

Want to read the most scandalous Louisville Metro Animal Services story yet? Have at it. The worst in eight years of our LMAS coverage. Everyone from Greg Fischer on down are to blame and should be prosecuted. [The 'Ville Voice]

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Big Four Station’s projected fall opening finally has a date attached to it. Contractors for the park said construction will be complete Oct. 1, City Engineer Andy Crouch said at the Jeffersonville Redevelopment Commission meeting Wednesday. [News & Tribune]

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lena // Aug 7, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Probably less than 5% of the traffic using the bridge are cyclists (excluding kids on tricycles).

  • 2 The 'ole Highlander // Aug 7, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    With all the problems this city has, is there some way that the discussion can move toward solving them instead of fretting about bicycling on streets or on a bridge. This is the typical ‘thing’ Louisville politicians have done for decades. Come up with some kind of inane diversion to concentrate on — and IGNORE the difficult issues.

  • 3 The 'ole Highlander // Aug 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    May I offer a few “difficult issues?” What do the Mayor/City Council plan to do about: (1) whether the City/County should pull out of the CERS (which is going bankrupt [see Chris Tobe]), whether anyone is going to do anything about Cordish and the massive give-away that was perpetrated upon Happy Pants and Mayor Arm’weak’ by the Kordashians [sic], whether anyone is going to do anything about the $50mm actual financial loss Yum(!) Center has ACTUALLY experienced instead of Jim King’s braggaddacio about ‘monthly operating profits’, whether anyone is going to do anything about LMAS, the EMS etc., etc. It goes on until one could get ‘blue in the face.’

  • 4 The Tim // Aug 8, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    I have no issue if you want to bike to work or around town. I think it’s great and you should be commended. My wife used to bike to work.

    But the problem is, for everyone one person who’s following safety rules and regs (helmets, reflectors, following rules of the road, etc…, there are five or more who aren’t. There needs to be more education on what you can and can’t do when riding a bike on car congested streets.

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