LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 19, 2023) — Your input can help ensure Lexington is adopting policies to make the city safe, affordable, accessible and dependable for everyone.
In December 2022, Lexington’s Mayor Linda Gorton and the City Council enacted the first step to achieving “Complete Streets” in Lexington.
The “Complete Streets” policy will enable specially designed streets and safe transportation for everyone including pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. Phase two of the initiative involves making this policy a reality through an action plan.
This five-year action plan will cover cost and how the streets will be designed and taken care of once they are built, making Lexington’s streets better for everyone.
“As the university continues to grow, providing transportation options other than automobiles for students, faculty and staff becomes increasingly important,” said Sam Burchett, UK’s alternative transportation manager. “We’ve committed to this in a myriad of ways, including partnering with the City of Lexington through the Complete Streets project. We look forward to working with the city in making infrastructure improvements to make our streets more equitable for all members of our community.”
To create the most effective Action Plan, Lexington wants to hear from you.
Members of the UK community are encouraged to share their thoughts by completing this online survey: https://questionpro.com/t/AX9iBZzmUL. Paper surveys will also be available at all Lexington Public Library Branches in addition to the online survey.
The survey will remain open for comments until Sept. 24, 2023.
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