Vision Zero Louisville

Vision Zero is a Safe System approach to eliminating traffic fatalities and severe injuries through safe streets, safe speeds, safe vehicles, and safe people. It's also a new way of thinking, prioritizing public safety, sustainability, and equity over vehicle speed and motorist convenience. Since 2014, over 900 people have died on Louisville's streets. This loss of life is unacceptable. Louisville Metro Government believes traffic deaths are preventable. Our vision is to eliminate traffic deaths on our streets by 2050.

 

Updates

  • Join us in putting on an event in Louisville for the international World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on November 20! Please email our Program Manager if you are interested in volunteering.

World Day of Remembrance 2022 Organizer's Toolkit

 

  • Louisville submitted its application for the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program! The discretionary grant program is administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to support projects that reduce transportation-related fatalities and serious injuries. This grant program advances Louisville's Vision Zero initiative to eliminate fatalities on our streets by 2050. Louisville Metro Government is seeking $21 million in grant funding for safety improvements to 10 corridors identified in the Vision Zero Louisville Safety Report 2013-2017 Technical Appendix. For more information on Louisville's application and proposed projects, please click the button below.

Learn more about Louisville's SS4A grant application

 

A $15.5 million implementation grant will help fund final design and construction of the Reimagine 9th Street project. The project, with an estimated total cost of $24.6 million, will transform 9th Street from a six-lane thoroughfare into a complete street with a large pedestrian area, protected bicycle facilities, dedicated bus lanes, green infrastructure, traffic-calming measures and smart signals. Louisville Metro Government worked with internationally renowned designers Gehl Associates and community residents to complete the conceptual plan. Work to finalize the designs and construction documents for Reimagine 9th Street will begin in 2023, with opportunities for further community engagement. Construction is expected to begin in the second half of 2025, with additional funding coming from local and state sources.

9th Street Linear Park

 

Reimagine 9th Street

A $5 million planning grant will help fund design work for Broadway All the Way, making that project shovel-ready. Broadway All the Way will transform one of the city's most critical, and deadly, streets into a complete street with premium transit service.

Rendering of design concepts for Broadway All the Way

    Broadway All the Way

     

    Construction on Bardstown Road near Longest Avenue, September 2022
    Construction on Bardstown Road near Longest Avenue, September 2022

     

    • The Taylor / New Cut Network team, led by the Southwest Dream Team, Council District 21 Representative Nicole George, and residents, has partnered with Louisville Metro Public Works, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and TARC to improve safety along the dangerous corridor. A state-funded Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) project is underway, led by consulting firm Burgess & Niple. Key points of the project include:
      • Project Scope: Taylor Blvd/New Cut Rd (KY 1865) between I-264 and Southside Dr/3rd Street Rd
      • Current Phase: Existing conditions analysis, including collecting traffic count and crash data
      • Upcoming Phase: Conceptual designs in collaboration with residents and stakeholders
      • Projects in progress include implementing Leading Pedestrian Interval, improving lighting, enhancing TARC transfer point at W. Kenwood Drive, and achieving ADA compliance at Park Road.

    Join the Taylor / New Cut Network Team

     

    • TARC is developing a long-range plan for the future of public transit and mobility in the Louisville region called TARC Tomorrow. The plan includes six "Big Ideas" that provide the framework for TARC to move forward. The plan is anticipated to be finalized in Fall 2022.

    Learn more about TARC Tomorrow

     

     

     

    Last updated: September 16, 2022

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