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Louisville Metro Council Passes Updated Complete Streets Ordinance!

Louisville has updated its complete streets ordinance after 11 years. Read on to find out how the updated ordinance makes streets safer!


Recently, the Louisville Metro Council passed a complete streets ordinance, sponsored by Councilman David James, with overwhelming support (22-1 vote).

In 2008, Louisville, Kentucky, first adopted a complete streets ordinance. The updated 2019 ordinance improves the current policy to meet national standards by including transparency, public input and a focus on equity to ensure complete streets in every neighborhood.

Over the past seven years, nearly 4,200 people walking and biking have been hit by cars in Louisville. The new ordinance ensures safety and equity for all, leading to fewer pedestrian accidents while creating safer spaces for physical activity. 

Congratulations to Voices for Healthy Kids grantee Kentucky Youth Advocates, the American Heart Association – Louisville, Complete Streets for Louisville and to all volunteers and advocates who are working to make streets safer for all in Louisville!

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  • Congrats, #Louisville! Thank you for making streets safer for walking, biking and rolling! @CompleteStLou @HeartKentucky

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