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Looking Beyond Federal Funding for Bicycling and Trail Projects. Moderator: Mohammad Nouri – Louisville Metro Dept. of Public Works and Assets Panelists: Earl Jones – Louisville Bicycle Task Force, Louisville Bicycle Club Mary Lou Northern – Senior Advisor to Mayor Jerry Abramson

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Looking Beyond Federal Funding for Bicycling and Trail Projects

Moderator: Mohammad Nouri – Louisville Metro Dept. of Public Works and Assets

Panelists: Earl Jones – Louisville Bicycle Task Force, Louisville Bicycle Club

Mary Lou Northern – Senior Advisor to Mayor Jerry Abramson

Jason Jordan – Center for Transportation Excellence


Louisville Bike SummitFebruary 7-8, 2005

  • Sponsored by Mayor Jerry Abramson

  • 192 participants…club cyclists, advocates, developers, city officials

  • Assessment, visioning & goal-setting

  • Action-plan report-out

Louisville Bicycle Summit 2005


Vision

Louisville will be nationally recognized as a bicycle-friendly community by 2008…and in 2050, too

Louisville Bicycle Summit 2005


Louisville is designated a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

Bronze by 2008

Silver by 2010

Gold by 2014

How will we know we’ve arrived?

2006!

Louisville Bicycle Summit 2005


Roadmap

  • Fix the basics to make Louisville more bikeable…maintenance…education

  • Build on assets to improve the quality of the cycling environment… connectivity… access

  • Create assets of enduring quality – like the Olmsted Parks!

Louisville Bicycle Summit 2005


Operating Rhythm

  • 24-member citizens’ Taskforce

  • 12-member government experts

  • 7-member Executive Council

  • Quarterly taskforce meetings

  • Annual reports to mayor


Fix the Basics

  • New bike lanes…coordinated with paving schedule

  • Expanded Bikes-on-Board

  • Bicycle facilities maintenance assessment & plan

  • Bike Louisville website

  • LCI-led adult education classes…200+ 2006 participants

  • Mayor’s Memorial & Labor Day community rides


Build on assets


Create Assets ofEnduring Quality

Funding For the Next 10 Years:

  • $56MM federal appropriation

  • $20MM private funds

  • $4MM city funding


Lessons Learned

  • Political leadership

  • Cooperative city agencies

  • Organized, connected cyclists

  • Effective operating mechanism


100-Mile Metro Loop Path


Cornerstone 2020

Additional park acreage needed, by region (1995 study)

Louisville Metro boundary


Funding Sources/Partners

Olmsted

Parks

Conservancy

21st Century

Parks

Metro Parks

Foundation

(new)

Public Funds

Federal

State

Maximizing Resources

Local


Other Partners & Resources

Maximizing Resources


Bikes on Board

Mayor’s

Hike&Bike

Building Community Support


Dreaming, Planning & Implementing


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