Old Louisville earns top ranking for bikeability

May 17, 2016
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The Old Louisville neighborhood was recognized today as a top bikeable downtown neighborhood in the United States.

The neighborhood was No. 6 in Redfin’s Top 10 Most Bikeable Downtowns of 2016, a national real estate brokerage, reviewed the Bike Scores of downtown neighborhoods across the U.S. among cities with 500,000 people or more.

Mayor Greg Fischer touted the ranking as another example of how the city’s efforts to encourage healthier, greener transportation options are paying off.

“Louisville has invested in bike lanes to meet the huge demand from the community, and this ranking shows we’re getting results. Those lanes have given residents a healthy, safe option to travel between neighborhoods and to downtown. But the work is hardly done. Our city is in the process of rethinking how we connect, and bicycles are a major part that strategic mobility plan.”

The city released its Move Louisville multimodal 20-year transit plan this spring.

Redfin scored Old Louisville with 90 of 100 possible points. Old Louisville boasts bike lanes and close proximity to the Central Business District and the University of Louisville. Multiple Old Louisville streets, including Third and First streets, have bike lanes.

In all, the city has installed about 80 miles of bicycle infrastructure over the past three years.

Bike Score is a service from Walk Score, a Redfin company, that measures whether a location is good for biking on a scale from 0–100 based on the presence of bike lane infrastructure, road connectivity, the prevalence of hills and other factors.

Learn more about cycling in Louisville here.