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Old 03-07-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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MissingIndiana...many cities keep stocked "pooper scooper" bags next to garbage cans. Does the big four bridge have these? If not, they need to. Someone should write the city to install containers of these next to the benches and garbage cans. The cost to maintain these would be much cheaper (and better) than paying sanitation crews to pick up after lazy people.
They didn't have the bags initially or the last time I was down there, but I saw an article on the issue in the Courier that I think said they were going to put in some bags and trash cans.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:57 PM
 
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Wow, I am truly amazed at the new bridge walkway~! I went earlier today and enjoyed the walk over, except for the piped in music. They could of selected some workout music or easy listening than what I heard. My dog enjoyed it too I think. He didn't stop and kept on trucking. That isn't like him at all~! Also, I was prepared with my bags too
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, KY
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The concept is certainly great and the execution is well done. My biggest problem with the project is how they skirted around complying with ADA requirements! Instead of providing adequate accessibility for individuals with disabilities they found a way around requirements. To comply with the ADA and ramp with a slope greater than 5% is required to have regular flat resting spots or a secondary means of access, such as an elevator. They designed this ramp was a slope of 4.95%. This means that many individuals with disabilities will not be able to appreciate and use this project. The Indiana side is designed the same way.

Yet another way that Louisville ignores the community members with disabilities.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:53 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I'm surprised how crowded it always looks. I drive by it a couple times a week and it always looks jam packed. I imagine the views of downtown are great.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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The concept is certainly great and the execution is well done. My biggest problem with the project is how they skirted around complying with ADA requirements! Instead of providing adequate accessibility for individuals with disabilities they found a way around requirements. To comply with the ADA and ramp with a slope greater than 5% is required to have regular flat resting spots or a secondary means of access, such as an elevator. They designed this ramp was a slope of 4.95%. This means that many individuals with disabilities will not be able to appreciate and use this project. The Indiana side is designed the same way.

Yet another way that Louisville ignores the community members with disabilities.

Your right~! It is a very steep beginning walkway and to push a wheelchair would be difficult for one to push, as I told my neighbor who wanted to take her Mom there.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Crescent Hill
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The concept is certainly great and the execution is well done. My biggest problem with the project is how they skirted around complying with ADA requirements! Instead of providing adequate accessibility for individuals with disabilities they found a way around requirements. To comply with the ADA and ramp with a slope greater than 5% is required to have regular flat resting spots or a secondary means of access, such as an elevator. They designed this ramp was a slope of 4.95%. This means that many individuals with disabilities will not be able to appreciate and use this project. The Indiana side is designed the same way.

Yet another way that Louisville ignores the community members with disabilities.

If complying with the regulations doesn't produce a result that's accessible, shouldn't your beef be with the regulations rather than the designers and builders?
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, KY
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If complying with the regulations doesn't produce a result that's accessible, shouldn't your beef be with the regulations rather than the designers and builders?
Because by building it like they did the avoided the regulations! The 5% slope of standard is fine for sure slopes but when when you do something 700+ feet long it's a major problem for those with disabilities. I was told by some of those involved in the project design they chose the 4.95% slope to avoid the regulations!
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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Ban Dogs. People I know who have done the bridge are unanimously disgusted by what they see.
Signs, bags, whatever, there are still too many who will disregard civility. In my neighborhood alone there are piles everywhere, and although most people carry the little bags, they only pick it up if they think someone is looking. I have asked people to clean it up and they get an attitude and look at me in angry bath salt daze. No offense to responsible dog owners intended, but unfortunately, in my opinion, you guys are the minority.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:15 PM
 
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Ban Dogs. People I know who have done the bridge are unanimously disgusted by what they see.
Signs, bags, whatever, there are still too many who will disregard civility. In my neighborhood alone there are piles everywhere, and although most people carry the little bags, they only pick it up if they think someone is looking. I have asked people to clean it up and they get an attitude and look at me in angry bath salt daze. No offense to responsible dog owners intended, but unfortunately, in my opinion, you guys are the minority.

Apparently, you don't like dogs~! When I was there this past Sunday, there were tons of people with dogs and there were no messes or smells that I was aware of~! Everyone was well in control of their dogs too~!
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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Apparently, you don't like dogs~! When I was there this past Sunday, there were tons of people with dogs and there were no messes or smells that I was aware of~! Everyone was well in control of their dogs too~!
No, I love dogs, it's the owners I have issues with
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