Lexington has a larger carbon footprint, per capita, than any other metropolitan area in America. According to the Brookings Institution, in 2005 Lexington, KY had the highest per capita carbon emissions. The average Lexington resident emitted more than 2.5 times more carbon from transport and residences than the average resident of Honolulu. Lexington also has […]
The Urban Service Boundary is essential to protecting our farmland. The Urban Service Boundary is a growth boundary that limits development in rural areas. The use of such a boundary forces city planners and developers to creatively utilize available space as opposed to continually expanding outward into our signature Bluegrass farmland. The potential expansion […]
Our roadways are not able to support the amount of traffic that flows through Lexington on a daily basis. In 2005 Lexington’s peak traveler’s experienced 38 hours of delay over the course of the year; In 1995 they only experienced 18 hours. Roughly 90% of workers 16 and over drive to work and 80% drive […]
We have leaking sewer lines and pipes. Storm water gets into our sewer system through leaky pipes and faulty lines. This means that our wastewater plants end up treating additional water. When it rains our treatment plants operate over 100% capacity, and when we are in a drought they operate well below capacity. This system […]
Our current storm water system is defunct. Lexington uses detention and retention basins to control flooding and storm water filtration in its neighborhoods. Because many new homes are built on extremely small lots with poor drainage, it is essential they do their job. Yet, the city has not had enough money to thoroughly maintain these […]
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