James Graham has joined Louisville Metro Public Works Division of Transportation as the department's new Mobility Coordinator. James earned his B.S. in Geography, M.S. in Geoscience, and Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems at Western Kentucky University. While in school, James conducted research in the fields of sustainability, tourism development, and the influence of trails and interpretive signs on individual behavior, wayfinding, and environmental learning. A Louisville native and avid cyclist, James grew up navigating the streets of the city’s historic neighborhoods, which fostered an understanding of both the great potential and issues regarding connectivity in the Louisville Metro area. James has lived in North Carolina, Colorado, and Nevada and has spent additional time in Iceland, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand. Through his travel and return home, James has developed an appreciation for all the things that make Louisville unique and is dedicated to connecting communities through safer more inclusive networks of transportation.
Kate Holwerk has joined Louisville Metro's Bicycle and Pedestrian team. Holwerk has a true passion for cycling as a long time commuter and volunteer for Bike Louisville, Bicycling for Louisville, Falls City Community Bikeworks, and for the Urban Bike Safety program at the Cabbage Patch Settlement House. In 2011, Holwerk helped design, launch and direct programs in conjunction with Bike Louisville for teaching bike safety to students. She is an active member of the Younger Woman’s Club of Louisville. She has been a League of American Bicyclist's League Certified Instructor (LCI) since 2011.