On Friday, September 16, the world celebrated Park(ing) Day 2016, a single day where individuals and groups take over parallel parking spaces, transforming them into miniature parks called “parklets.” The idea is simple: explore how we use—or rather how we could be using—public space in our cities. Streets make up our largest public spaces, but an […] The post Louisville’s first parklet debuts at IdeaFestival, headed for Portland restaurant appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.
Earlier this week, we took a look at an old editorial from 1955 calling for the bombing of Downtown Louisville to make way for modern development that would accommodate the automobile. It turns out, Louisville did, in a way, bomb itself away in the years after World War II, only in slow motion with a […] The post This map shows just how much Downtown has changed in 60 years appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.
Bike Louisville is busy building the city’s bike network into a connected grid of bike lanes and neighborways that will help Louisville cyclists better navigate the city—or perhaps encourage a few more to take to two wheels. Just take a look at this Gif of the Louisville’s bike infrastructure expanding year by year. And this […] The post Bike Louisville on where you might see the city’s next bike lane appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.
On June 29, 1955, the Courier-Journal published an editorial accompanied by a photo of Rotterdam after it was destroyed by bombs during World War II. “Bombs falling on crowded Fourth Street—that is a horrible thought to Louisvillians,” the editorial began. But this lament wasn’t a plea for world peace or the documentation of a tragedy a decade earlier. […] The post That time the Courier-Journal proposed bombing Downtown Louisville appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.
One of the two main goals of the Move Louisville plan, the city’s 20-year transportation plan, is to reduce the number of miles people drive each day. The plan calls for reducing Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) by 500,000 per day, which might sound like a lot, but is really only a tiny sliver—2.6 percent—of the overall daily […] The post To the moon and back: Louisville’s sky-high problem with Vehicle Miles Travelled appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.
Shelby Park is about to install the second crowd-funded bus stop in Louisville. The first so-called Beta Bus Stop was installed and dedicated in the SoBro neighborhood last November. Workers are expected to install the new bus stop on Wednesday, August 3, and an official dedication ceremony will be held this Sunday at CycLouvia Three […] The post Shelby Park Bus Stop to be installed Wednesday, dedicated at CycLOUvia appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.
Have you been to the Parklands of Floyds Fork yet? Visiting the pristine landscapes on the far eastern edge of Jefferson County is like “being dropped off in Yellowstone,” Scott Martin, parks director at 21st Century Parks, told Broken Sidewalk’s Matthew Beck. Beck was writing this past May about how unchecked sprawling development around the 4,000-acre series […] The post How sprawling development is poisoning Floyds Fork appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.