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TESTIMONY – AARP KY and Youth Advocate Support Strengthening Louisville’s Complete Streets Ordinance

Rita Morrow and Noa Weiss By Noa Weiss Hi, my name is Noa, I am 10 years old and live in the city of Hurstbourne, District 18. I attended Lowe elementary and I’m now a 6th grader at Meyzeek middle school in the MST Program which stands for Math Science Technology. I am also doing Meyzeek Field hockey, orchestra and Cross Country , and in the future, I plan to do Lacrosse, robotics, [...]

August 26th, 2019|

STATEMENT – Coalition Statement on Metro Council’s Passage of Updated Complete Streets Ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Mara Powell Kentucky Youth Advocates 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org   LOUISVILLE, KY – The Complete Streets for Louisville Coalition is celebrating Metro Council’s overwhelming support and passage of the strengthened complete streets ordinance  (O-267-19), sponsored by Council President David James. “Complete streets” is a term to describe roads that allow safe and convenient travel for everyone who uses them and for all modes of transportation. The strengthened ordinance prioritizes transparency, public input, [...]

August 23rd, 2019|

OP-ED – Walking Louisville’s Streets Shows that Changes are Needed for Pedestrians

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in the Courier Journal on August 14, 2019. By Emilee McCubbins When I made the decision to go out of state for college, I knew that my heart would always pull me back to this place — Beechmont. Louisville is my hometown, but the steps of Iroquois Library is where I think of when I think of home. Traversing Woodlawn Avenue, popping into the corner store by the gazebo, and sneaking [...]

August 14th, 2019|

NEWS RELEASE – New coalition seeks to make Louisville streets safer for residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Mara Powell Kentucky Youth Advocates 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Kathy Harrison Turner Louisville Metro Dept. of Public Health & Wellness 502-574-6549 Kathy.Turner@louisvilleky.gov   LOUISVILLE, KY – New data from the Kentucky State Police illustrates the hazards of being a pedestrian or cyclist in Louisville. Over the last seven years, there were 4,188 crashes that involved a person walking or biking in the Louisville Metro. Pedestrian fatalities accounted for 25 percent of all [...]

August 8th, 2019|