October NKYmapLAB Latonia Complete Streets

11-02-2017 07:39 AM

October NKYmapLAB Latonia Complete Streets

   Latonia Complete Streets - October 2017 - LINK-GIS 

Latonia | Complete Streets – Winston Avenue

Winston Avenue in Covington’s Latonia neighborhood is anchored by Ritte’s Corner to the north, a historic district that has long served as the retail hub of the area.  Its south end is anchored by the Latonia Centre commercial and retail strip development and accompanying outlots.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has determined that Winston Avenue needs full-depth pavement replacement.  Resurfacing the road will not be adequate to meet current and future transportation needs.

One of the KYTC-approved design configurations for Winston Avenue incorporates a complete street approach.  A ‘Complete Street’ is designed to accommodate all modes of travel: bicyclists, pedestrians, mass transit, and motorized vehicles.   Important sections of Winston Avenue do not accommodate pedestrians well currently.

The complete street approach supports one of the goals of the Latonia Small Area Study; to “increase the pedestrian and bicycle amenities within the corridor, without disrupting the volume of traffic the roadway can accommodate”.

This project explores the current non-automobile conditions along Winston Avenue, the major destinations and areas that generate pedestrian traffic, and the investments in placemaking made by the Center for Great Neighborhoods over the last several years.

It also covers proposed road and transit improvements and how they will be integrated into the existing right of way.  The last portion highlights National Community Planning Month, celebrated each October by the American Planning Association and its 50,000+ members.

POSTSCRIPT: The Story Map of which this illustration is a part may be found here. By the end of this Story Map experience, viewers will have a better understanding of the needed improvements along Winston Avenue in Latonia.

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