Petition Closed

Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh is actively forcing through a proposal that will have a permanent and negative impact on area residents and businesses.  We are calling on Mayor Greg Fischer to put a halt to the closure of two lanes on the heavily traveled Brownsboro Road corridor between Ewing Avenue and Drescher Bridge Road until a full examination of the project’s merits is conducted, and all alternatives fully examined.

Brownsboro Road is a major artery into downtown and the East End of Louisville. Reducing the number of driving lanes from 4 to 2 will have some negative impacts:

-    Longer commutes downtown for residents traveling to and from their homes

-    Traffic gridlock during peak travel times, which will be increased by any River Road closures and all I-71 accidents/construction

-    Drivers will be forced to travel at the speed of the slowest motorist and stop at all bus stops

-     Area businesses will lose a substantial amount of customers as this plan diverts traffic onto other travel routes. This has the potential to destroy many local businesses.

-    This proposal will introduce additional hazards for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists

-    Cyclists will still have to share the road with motorists, as the current plan only addresses individuals on foot


There are better alternatives to Tina Ward-Pugh’s plan that must be explored, and all of our citizen’s opinions must be taken into account.

Letter to
Mayor Greg Fischer and Tina Ward-Pugh
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Tina Ward-Pugh and Mayor Greg Fischer.

----------------
Halt the closure of two lanes on Brownsboro Road corridor until a full examination of the project’s merits is conducted, and all alternatives fully examined.

This is important because the current proposal would negatively affect Brownsboro Road residents and businesses by:
- Causing traffic gridlocks
- Slowing the flow of traffic
- Diverting customers away from area businesses
- Introducing additional hazards for motorists, bikers, and pedestrians
- Potentially kill businesses in the area
----------------

Sincerely,