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Does Louisville Need More Highways? - NY Times

{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } JustinHammond » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:29 pm

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{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Brad Keeton » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:20 pm

Great article. Thanks for sharing, Justin. I'm in pretty solid agreement with most of the author's points.
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Re: Does Louisville Need More Highways? - NY Times

{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Robin Garr » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:22 pm

Total agreement with his conclusion: The downtown bridge part of the deal is wrong-headed and counterproductive and will make somebody way too much money to make them stop. But who?

Nitpicking, I see quite a few minor glitches in the descriptive and color stuff, the sure sign of a reporter trying to spice up a piece with local color that he doesn't have quite right. Please don't ask why I am so familiar with this genre. :oops:
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{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Nimbus Couzin » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:37 am

More cement plus tolls forever. Horrible idea.

The ring road bridge is completely logical, and should funnel traffic away from downtown.

But the downtown project is a mistake. Mayor Fischer's support of it may end up being his legacy. But why in the world do we want to go in the wrong direction by adding cement instead of green space? And by tolling the bridge, we're building a wall between louisville and southern indiana, when we should be reaching out to make it more unified.

The rest of the country can see it is a mistake, and it hurts Louisville's reputation as a result. The young educated people who we claim to want to attract probably aren't that attracted to big new highways in the middle of their city.

Public transportation anyone? Or is that off the table? Ridiculous.

Well, that's my two cents.
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Re: Does Louisville Need More Highways? - NY Times

{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Joe Hayden » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:33 pm

I'm of the belief that the East End bridge needs to be constructed - Stat - before another bridge is added downtown. Not only will the downtown bridge be aesthetically unpleasant, it will continue to draw traffic through the center of town. Diverting the traffic from I-64 and I-71 North or South first, then making further changes seems to be the logical route.
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