Cyclouvia Returns to Bardstown Road

October 9, 2014

The popular open streets event is coming back to where it all began, on Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue, from Douglass Boulevard to East Broadway, Mayor Greg Fischer announced.

The next Cyclouvia will close Bardstown and Baxter to vehicular traffic on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., with police-assisted crossings at Eastern Parkway and Grinstead Drive.

“People love this event and it’s been growing in attendance each time,” Fischer said. “Not only does our Cyclouvia event create a healthier Louisville, it also helps encourage alternative transportation options, brings citizens together and encourages economic development.”

The Louisville Orchestra will make a showing, with a 4-piece string quartet conducted by Director Teddy Abrams, playing from 3 to 5 p.m. at the intersection of Bardstown and Longest Avenue.

Louisville’s Cyclouvia is part of Kentucky’s 2nd Sunday Open Streets program, the only statewide program of its kind in the country. It is designed to encourage more communities to close streets to cars and open them to people.

During the event, the two middle lanes of Bardstown Road will be open to bicycle use, and the two outer curb lanes will be used only for pedestrians and other non-bicycle uses.

Commercial establishments with frontage along the Bardstown Rd./Baxter corridor are encouraged to open their businesses during event hours and engage participants to create an atmosphere that is uniquely Louisville.

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