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File #: O-267-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/2/2019 In control: Planning and Zoning Committee
On agenda: 8/13/2019 Final action:
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 15, SERIES 2008, THE COMPLETE STREETS POLICY AND ADOPTING THE POLICY AS AN AMENDMENT TO PLAN 2040, THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN (CASE NO. 19AREAPLAN0001).
Sponsors: David James (D-6)
Attachments: 1. O-267-19 V.1 080819 Case 19AREAPLAN0001 Complete Streets Policy Comp Plan 2040.pdf, 2. O-267-19 V.1 080819 ATTACH Case 19AREAPLAN0001 Planning Comm Minutes Complete Streets Policy Comp Plan 2040.pdf, 3. O-267-19 V.1 080819 ATTACH Case 19AREAPLAN0001 Staff Rpt Complete Streets Policy Comp Plan 2040.pdf, 4. O-267-19 V.1 080819 ATTACH Case 19AREAPLAN0001 Complete Streets Policy Comp Plan 2040.pdf
Related files: 19AREAPLAN0001, O-279-19

ORDINANCE NO. _______________, SERIES 2019
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 15, SERIES 2008, THE COMPLETE STREETS POLICY AND ADOPTING THE POLICY AS AN AMENDMENT TO PLAN 2040, THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN (CASE NO. 19AREAPLAN0001).
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL PRESIDENT DAVID JAMES
WHEREAS, Louisville Metro has the vision to be a safe city of lifelong learning and great jobs, wellness, compassion and innovation;
WHEREAS, pedestrian fatalities account for 25 percent of all roadway fatalities in Jefferson County;
WHEREAS, Jefferson County is the 35th most dangerous metro area in the United States for people walking, as determined by the 2019 Dangerous by Design report;
WHEREAS, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2025, the population over the age of 65 will increase from 13 percent to 19 percent, totaling an estimated increase of 155,000 people over age 65 in Jefferson County, thus demonstrating the need for public right of ways that are safe for all users;
WHEREAS, streets that are not complete put all users at risk and are especially dangerous for pedestrians, bicyclists, those taking public transportation, and specific vulnerable users including children, people with disabilities, older adults, low income communities, and communities of color;
WHEREAS, in Louisville Metro, one out of every three adult residents are overweight or obese and are at greater risk for numerous serious health outcomes, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, certain cancers, asthma, arthritis, and other debilitating chronic health conditions, and incomplete streets limit opportunities for people to reduce their risk by being active as part of their daily routine;
WHEREAS, Complete Streets support economic vibrancy and facilitate dynamic, livable communities by providing safe and efficient transportation networks to everyday destinations including employment, schools, grocery stores, medical care, local businesses, and places of worshi...

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