Louisville Metro Council has approved $300,000 for 28 new miles of bike facilities! These bike lanes will be concentrated in Old Louisville to connect UofL to Old Louisville to downtown, thus becoming the first truly connected bike-friendly neighborhood. As the city paves streets under the new budget bike lanes will be added everywhere possible. Louisville Metro is planning to stripe these bike facilities as soon as this fall.
Metro officials are partnering with Bicycling for Louisville to host the below public involvement meetings to better understand what type of bicycle facility will encourage more people to bike. We are encouraging people to fill out this survey, especially if you cannot attend one or more of the below public meetings. At the conclusion of the public meetings, participants’ responses will be reviewed, documented, and reported back to participants.
This survey takes approximately 7-10 minutes to complete. Since your privacy is important, your individual responses will not be shared.
Thank you for your support,
Bike Louisville Team
Urban Bicycle Network Community Meeting
Wednesday August 14, 2013
Location: Urban Design Studio 507 S 3rd St.
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Urban Bicycle Network Report Back (Old Louisville, UofL, and Downtown)
Wednesday August 21, 2013
Location: 325 West Cardinal Boulevard
Louisville, KY 40208
Time: 5:30- 7:00 p.m.
Urban Bicycle Network Report Back
Tuesday August 27, 2013
Location: 2115 Lexington Rd
Louisville, KY 40206 (Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana)
Time: 5:30- 7:00 p.m.
Labor Day Weekend
August 30-September 2, 2013
WorldFest receives Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s Judge’s Recognition Award for its
Fall Top 10 Festivals and Events.
WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, celebrates its 11th anniversary with four days of expanded world food, music, dance, culture and education this Labor Day weekend on Louisville’s Belvedere downtown.
Admission to WorldFest is free all four days of Labor Day weekend — Friday, Aug. 30, Saturday, Aug. 31, Sunday, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 2, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
“Cities that embrace and encourage their international citizens and cultures will thrive, have a stronger quality of life and will attract new growth and jobs,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “WorldFest is a great event for exploring and celebrating Louisville’s many faces and cultures and we always look to make it more vibrant, diverse and educational. So, it’s exciting to add many new features and attractions for the 11th Annual WorldFest.”
With at least 90 languages spoken in the Louisville public schools and 50 percent of the city’s population growth over the past 15 years coming from international residents, Louisville is more culturally diverse than ever before.
A World of Performances
WorldFest features continuous music on three stages of local and international talent.
A World of Cuisine
At WorldFest you need to bring a healthy appetite! Guests can sample delicious, authentic food from nations around the world including Germany, Thailand, Jamaica, Ethiopia, and more!
Shop Around the World
Of course we don’t want you to leave empty handed, so after you taste the international cuisine, you could find that perfect gift for a special someone in one of the many craft booths selling handmade products with styles from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central and South America.
The Parade of Cultures
Held annually on the second day of the festival the parade features local and regional residents in their native dress representing almost every culture in the world; music and performances from a variety of artists complement the experience.
The Naturalization Ceremony
Hundreds of people will take their U.S. oath of citizenship at a naturalization ceremony. The ceremony is coordinated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services – Louisville.
Global Village will showcase the culture and customs of more than 22 countries under one roof.
Kid’s World of Discovery
Children will be able to take part in free activities at WorldFest to make this great a event a learning experience.
Career Opportunities & Resources Expo
A career fair aimed at helping immigrants secure employment and attend employment workshops.
This year at WorldFest, please bring canned goods if you CAN to support Dare to Care Food Bank!
North Connector Phase of Crittenden Drive Relocation Project
Louisville, KY (August 14, 2013) – On Thursday, August 22, Crittenden Drive from just
south of Martha Maloney Drive to directly north of Wabasso Avenue will be closed as part
of the Crittenden Drive Relocation Project. Traffic will be redirected to the newly
constructed North Connector roadway via Park Boulevard.
Roadway signs alerting frequent travelers and nearby neighbors of the road closure were
posted on Thursday, August 8.
The relocation of the roadway allows for the continued construction of Taxiway “A”, a
crucial airfield improvement, which permits the airport to handle the newest, largest long-
range commercial aircraft.
See below for printable PDF with map