Metro Council to vote on federal grant to improve pedestrian safety

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 7:11 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 24 at 12:17 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- More than 200 pedestrians have died after being hit by a car in Louisville since 2003 and Thursday the Metro Council plans to do something to raise pedestrian safety awareness.

The council is set to vote on whether or not to accept $120,000 of a federal grant to help increase pedestrian and bike safety.

A few months back, the city received more than $300,000 for law enforcement training, a pedestrian education program for school children and seniors. And, one of the city's most dangerous pedestrian areas, Dixie Highway, is already slated to get a milt-million dollar makeover.

If the council votes to accept the grant money, it will be funneled through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Louisville is ranked the 17th deadliest city for pedestrians, according to the Courier-Journal, and pedestrian deaths in Jefferson County are on track to reach a four-year high.

WHAS11's Brooke Hasch has more on this story in the video player above.
 

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