Spencer county worries about sprawl

Spencer county’s worries about sprawl are legitimate, but a bit late. The past fifty years have seen the region’s abandonment of urban Louisville and the destruction of farm, field and forest. Meanwhile, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans on widening I-265 (the Gene Snyder Freeway) is just a repetition of our transportation errors.  Sustainable cities are compact, dense, public transit rich, surface parking lot poor, pedestrian and bicycle friendly, powered by renewable energy, have adequate affordable housing and an educated public, and are verdant, peaceful and just. Sprawl and more roads are unsustainable.


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