Goal 1: Improve Multi-Modal Transportation and Community Streetscapes

Goal Description: 

Increase multi-modal usage: Increase the percentage of people traveling to work by utilizing public transit, bicycling, and walking from 8.1% in 2013 to 25% by 2030, in order to improve health, connectivity, sustainability, and alleviate congestion and pollution.


Update / Why is this important?: 

One significant driver of having a good quality of life is access to sound infrastructure. Keeping this expansive priority in mind during the Mayor's Strategic Planning Retreat in September of 2014, Goal #1 was recommended to be broadened from "Upgrade Sidewalks and Roadways" to "Improve Multi-Modal Transportation and Community Streetscapes" to ensure all means of travel and city infrastructure are improved and upgraded.

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Initiative Health: What are we doing to accomplish this?

Increase the mileage of bike facilities (bike lanes and shared lanes) within a 3 mile radius of the Central Business District from 20 miles as of January 1st, 2013 to 60 miles by the end of FY19 (June 30, 2019). 

Approximately 69 bike and shared lane miles have been installed as of November 2015

In an effort to increase the mileage of shared-use paths from 48 miles to 72 miles by the end of 2016 the following has occurred:

01.) Ohio River Levee Trail - Construction is complete!
02.) Louisville Loop segment from Downtown to Prospect - First public meeting held in January, 2015.  Focus groups were held in February, 2015.  Second public meeting held March 24th and next round of focus groups scheduled for April 15, 2015.  Three possible alternative routes have been identified.  Working on the draft master plan.
03.)  Funded Loop Design Projects expected to be completed by 2016. 
     a.) Middletown-Eastwood Trail/Lou. Loop (2.5 mi) - CMAQ segment - Design is complete;  ROW and
           utility phases are underway, SLO segment - Design is 70% complete. 

     b.), c.), d.) Algonquin, Southern & Southwestern Pkwys. (7.8 mi.) - Design in process.  Concern about road
           diet issues has delayed the start of Phase 2 design.
     e.), f.), g.) Jefferson Memorial Forest/Pond Creek (6.5 mil) - Design in process 20% complete
      h.) McNeely Lake Park Loop (2 mi) - Design in process; 30% complete
      i.) Campground Rd (3.2 mi) - Preliminary engineering underway; 95% complete
      j.) Middletown-Eastwood Trail (ME T) Extension (.4 mi) -  Design in process 40% complete

04.)  Current Loop mileage for October 31, 2015 is 40.55 miles.  Total Loop paved connecting routes and alternative routes is 15.09.  

Rehab and install sidewalks for a walkable connected community.  By the end of FY19, ensure all metro sidewalks, that have been reported through Metro call prior to 1/1/2013 and inspected, have a maximum Louisville Metro rating of 3 (rating 1 = like new condition and 5 = poor condition) by rehabbing those sidewalks that have a rating of 4 or 5.  

Metro Government will continue to evaluate sidewalk conditions, costs, funding sources, and infrastructure priorities with the hope of accelerating repairs. Approximately $1.9 million is needed to repair 26,279 linear feet of sidewalks rated 4 or 5 reported prior to 1/1/2013. 

Beginning in December of 2012 there were 33,929 linear feet of sidewalk rated 4 or 5, and a steady decrease in linear feet of poor sidewalks.  In December of 2013 there were 27,353 linear, and in December 2014 there were 26,605 linear feet. As of December 2015, there are 17,186 linear feet of sidewalk rated 4 or 5.   


All Metro Through Road Bridges in Jefferson County were given a structural maintenance responsibility on 7/9/2010. The designated high priority bridges were given a rating of high to low, which was used to determine the order to begin work. Replacement and repair costs have been estimated and $4.5 million is needed to replace 15 bridges and $2.7 million is needed to repair.

Louisville Metro completed the repair/replacement of 3 bridges in FY 14-15: Poplar Lane, Stout Road, and Tucker Station Road.  A box culvert on Broad Run Road, a bridge on Mockingbird Valley Road, and a box culvert on Woodside Drive are currently under design. Preliminary reconnaissance and design are underway for a bridge located on Champions Trace.  Some of the bridges already completed or currently under design were originally not deemed high priority as part of the 2010 engineering study but have since been added to the list. 

Ensure all Metro Through Roads have a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) greater than 55 by the end of FY19 (June, 2019).

As of November 2015, there were 1,657 miles of Metro Through Roads having a Paving Condition Index (PCI) greater than 55, leaving 506.54 miles of road with a PCI rating below 55.

Public Works is in the process of updating the Pavement Condition Index values of Metro maintained arterial and collector roadways to supplement the data collected in 2013.  These updated values will allow us to establish a typical rate of degradation for each measured road and aid in the development of a long-term pavement management plan.  The purpose of this plan is to improve the Metro-wide average PCI by identifying the correct location and treatment at the right time.

Increase the percentage of people traveling to work by utilizing public transit, bicycling, and walking from 8.1% in 2013 to 25% by 2030, in order to improve health, connectivity, sustainability, and alleviate congestion and pollution.

FY2015 Quarter Summary 13,309,631. The decrease in ridership does not represent a trend; it is rather the outcome of current conditions in TARC's service area (e.g. lower gas prices (people driving more), bad weather, school cancelations and businesses closing in winter months, construction activities around Bridges Project/Spaghetti Junction, utility construction in the downtown area, causing buses to be delayed or detoured (impacts travel time and on-time performance). The observations are transit ridership has slightly declined nationally.