District 8 Metro Councilman Brandon Coan, Develop Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning and Public Works will hold a public meeting on April 19 at 6 p.m. at Highlands Community Ministries (1228 E. Breckinridge Street) to present draft recommendations for the Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue Corridor Safety Study.
This public meeting will serve as a follow up to the meeting in November 2017. It is an opportunity for residents and businesses to review and provide feedback on the draft recommendations to improve safety and mobility along the corridor. A final report is anticipated in summer 2018.
The study was conducted with the purpose of analyzing existing safety and mobility issues on Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue between Broadway and Interstate 264. The goal of the study is to identify solutions for improving safety and mobility for all users with an emphasis on pedestrians and bicyclists. Local firm Qk4 has been the consultant for this study.
“Improving the safety, quality and character of Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue is one of my top priorities. This corridor plan is a special opportunity to transform the Highlands,” said Coan.
Various forms of community engagement have been used to get feedback and to develop the draft recommendations including a booth at last fall’s Bardstown Road CycLOUvia, a public meeting in November 2017 and a public opinion survey.
The study includes conceptual recommendations that will be available for public comment. No funding has been appropriated to implement the recommendations yet; however, the study will be used to inform future public investments along the corridor.
For more information on the study including the results of the public opinion survey and corridor breakdown of crash data, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/advanced-planning/bardstown-roadbaxt…