Save42.org says Brownsboro Rd. 'diet' unappetizing

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by Chelsea Rabideau

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 25, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 25 at 6:43 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky.(WHAS11) - When it comes to roads, diet really is a four-letter word for the Clifton neighborhood. The City of Louisville is planning on collapsing Brownsboro from four lanes to two and adding a sidewalk.

Mayor Greg Fischer said he acknowledges there are people pushing against the plan. That's why the city opened a 30 day comment period. That period will be ending on April 29 and save42.org, a collection of business owners and residents, said they submitted their own suggestions to the mayor's office Wednesday.

They said they want the city to consider leaving the road as is, but adding crosswalks, pedestrian activated street lights, or making the driving lanes reversible like on Bardstown Road.

Business owners said they are worried that reducing the road to two lanes with a center turn lane will bottleneck traffic and kill business. And they're not willing to go on this diet without a fight.

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