City to spend $300K to create bike lanes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville officials plan to spend $300,000 over the next year to make the city more bike-friendly.

The Courier-Journal ( reports that the funds approved by the Metro Council will be used to create 28 miles of dedicated or shared bike lanes that will connect downtown to the University of Louisville, with links to surrounding neighborhoods.

The Urban Bike Network is part of Mayor Greg Fischer's vision to eventually link the 100-mile Louisville Loop project around Jefferson County to the city's urban core.

He envisions providing alternative transportation that connects residential neighborhoods, recreation areas and civic attractions with shopping, business and entertainment districts.

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