February 2010 Archives

Mayoral candidates on Bridges

Louisville History & Issues did a full wrap up on last week's Mayoral Debate and here is what they had to say.

St. Louis' "City to River" Campaign

St. Louis joins the growing list of cities looking to "open their front door" by removing an elevated expressway and reclaim their waterfront. Check out the City to River website. Do you think 8670.org was already taken?

LA Times Environmental News

As Louisville's ORBP strives to build an LA-sized Spaghetti Junction...

Live near a freeway? Heart disease risk may be higher:

"Los Angeles residents living near freeways experience a hardening of the arteries that leads to heart disease and strokes at twice the rate of those who live farther away, a study has found."

New Albany's News and Tribune on 8664

Group: 8664 plan not 86ed yet

Despite the appearance of progress for the funding of the Ohio River Bridges Project, the pursuit of "two bridges, one project" is destined to fail. As it should. It's simply "too big to succeed".

CJ's "Building bridges" Editorial

The Courier-Journal's recent Building Bridges editorial was another attempt by the editorial board to try to scare politicians into supporting the $4.1 Billion Ohio River Bridges Project. But it's not going to work because people are tired of it. After praising their beloved Mayor Abramson for saying that he sees "light at the end of the bridges", they had the audacity to say:

"the community should insist that candidates who aspire to city and state leadership fully embrace the bridges project"

If you don't agree, take a minute to let them know why they are wrong. They have been doing this for years, but their tactics are running a little thin (like the paper, come to think of it). They went on to misrepresent the project:

"It shouldn't be necessary to repeat this for mayoral candidates, but here goes: The record of decision for the project is a done deal, arrived at after years of study and discussion and agreed to by a broad consensus of the political and business leadership in two states. It calls for both bridges to be pursued at the same time, and for good reason."

According to the ORBP website, the East End Bridge is to be completed before construction on the downtown bridge even begins. They imply that both bridges must be built at the same time, but that's factually incorrect and very intentional misleading.

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