Bike lane eliminated on Big Four Bridge

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by Rodney Spencer

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 8 at 4:42 PM

LOUSIVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11) —The Big Four Bridge opened back in June but there is already a debate brewing over who should and who should not be able to use the space. 

 A few days ago the bicycle lanes on the Big Four were eliminated. There were too many complaints from pedestrians who claimed angry cyclists were being rude. There are also plans for an electrical construction project to begin soon. 

 “I think the important thing is that it’s all just a learning curve for everybody,” said Mike Kimmel the Vice-President of the Waterfront Development Corporation. “Everybody is going to have to share the space.”

 There was growing concern that cyclists would not be allowed on the bridge, at all. That, however, is not the case. 

 “No, no, no we never intended to send a message that bicyclists would not be allowed on the bridge,” said Kimmel. 

 The construction project will take about five months as crews install LED lights on the Big Four. The bike lanes are expected to remain closed indefinitely. 

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