Euclid Kroger Plans to Expand Parking

Euclid Kroger plans to reopen drive to Ashland, add parking lot by Janet Patton, 11.30.16, Kentucky.com Kroger on Euclid wants to tear down a 22-unit apartment building on South Ashland to give the store another driveway and more parking. “We’ve been able to work out an agreement with the property owner to have access again […]

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Lexington Explores Changing Special Events Permit

Luke Bryan traffic mess might lead to new Lexington events permit by Beth Musgrave, 8.16.16, Kentucky.com Lexington is exploring a single special-events permit to streamline the process and to try to avoid traffic snarls such as the one caused by the Luke Bryan concert in October 2015. The country star’s concert at Talon Winery off […]

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Sidewalk Improvements Coming to West Fourth Street

New sidewalks, lighting, signs coming to Lexington’s West Fourth Street Staff Report, 1.04.15, Kentucky.com Transylvania University and the city of Lexington will be teaming up to provide pedestrian and other improvements along Fourth Street. Transylvania recently received a $1.3 million federal transportation grant through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Transylvania will pay for the 20 percent […]

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More City Oversight Called for Major Events

This is the latest example of why commercial activity must be carefully regulated in the rural area. Traffic problems during Luke Bryan concert lead to calls for more city oversight of events by Morgan Eads, 10.07.15, Kentucky.com A string of headlights stretched for almost 9 miles down Tates Creek Road on Tuesday night as bumper-to-bumper […]

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Council Considers Lowering Downtown Speed Limit

Council members ask: Should Lexington lower downtown speed limits from 35 to 25 mph? by Beth Musgrave, 9.19.15, Kentucky.com A proposal to lower the speed limit to 25 miles per hour on city streets in downtown Lexington hit a speed bump last week. But those backing the effort for pedestrian safety say they will continue […]

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How Indianapolis Has Become a More Walkable City

How $500 Million Turned Car-Centric Indianapolis Into a More Walkable City by Anna Clark, 8.06.15, NextCity.org Low-slung homes, green lawns and no sidewalks: Many neighborhoods just outside downtown Indianapolis showcase the suburban ideal of the 1950s and 1960s. Developed at the height of the automobile, they made Indiana’s capital city a car-centric town. Paths are […]

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Arboretum Bike Path Connects South Lex to UK and Downtown

Arboretum opens bike path to connect south Lexington to UK campus, downtown by Jessica Voorhees, 7.29.15, Kentucky.com The University of Kentucky opened a new bike path Wednesday at the Arboretum to connect bicyclists from south Lexington neighborhoods to campus and downtown. The shared-use path links Shady Lane to University Court and provides a safe route […]

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Short Street Getting Pedestrian Friendly Makeover for Breeders’ Cup

Lexington’s Short Street to get a pedestrian-friendly makeover for Breeders’ Cup by Beth Musgrave, 6.24.15, Kentucky.com Short Street is getting a makeover in preparation for this fall’s Breeders’ Cup. The alterations — designed to make the bar and restaurant corridor more pedestrian-friendly and attractive — will be temporary but could become permanent if the pilot […]

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Herald-Leader Editorial: It’s Time to Try Two-Way Streets

Stop dawdling, try two-way streets Editorial, 5.14.15, Kentucky.com Mary Ginocchio, the owner of Mulberry & Lime at 216 N. Limestone, where two one-way streets meet, described Tuesday the route customers must take to reach parking spaces behind her building. They drive past her business to Third Street where they turn right and drive to Martin […]

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Council Committee Hears More About Two-Way Street Study

Council committee hears recommendations on converting one-way streets to two-way downtown by Beth Musgrave, 5.12.15, Kentucky.com A committee of the Urban County Council heard more Tuesday about a $490,000 traffic study to convert one-way streets to two-way, but the committee took no action on a recommendation to pursue two-way streets on the city’s north side. […]

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