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Residents Asked to Help Map the Future of Owensboro Area Transportation

Becca Schimmel/WKU Public Radio

If you live in Owensboro or Daviess County and have thoughts about the area’s transportation needs, now’s the time to sound off.

Residents are being asked to fill out a seven-question survey that will help the local Metropolitan Planning Organization prioritize both short-term and long-term transportation goals.

Some of the questions on the survey involve residents’ opinions on the construction of new roads, bicycle lanes, and public transit options.

Tom Lovett is with the Green River Area Development District, which is overseeing the survey. He said he’s trying to cast as wide a net as possible to ensure he hears from as many residents as possible.

“I’m going out and I’m meeting with everyone in the Neighborhood Alliances in the city—going into different communities, and this is exactly what I’m telling them. I really want their input, because they live in their neighborhood,” he said. “Nobody knows their neighborhood like they do, so we’re specifically going to them.”

Lovett also wants the survey to reach the area’s Spanish-speaking population.

“Right now, I’m looking for somebody who can translate it into Spanish for me, and reliably. I found a couple of people, I just want to make sure it’s a good, reliable translation. Then we’re going to try to take it to some of the churches in the community who serve the Hispanic community, because we want to make sure their voices are heard.”

Lovett said the survey takes about four minutes to complete.

Paper copies of the survey are available at these Owensboro locations:

  • The GRADD Office
  • Owensboro City Hall
  • Owensboro Transit System Office
  • Daviess County Public Library
  • Community Based Services, Wathen’s Crossing
  • The Senior Community Center

Responses are being taken through the end of October.

Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio. He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.
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