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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 Kathy Harrison Turner Louisville Metro Dept. of Public Health & Wellness 502-574-6549   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|