Lake Cumberland District Health Department
A healthy today for a brighter tomorrow.
Did you know that you have the power to help make our streets safer for pedestrians? With a little effort and attention to safety measures, we can all play a role in reducing the number of pedestrian fatalities due to motor vehicles in the United States. Whether we’re walking or rolling to our destinations, we can make a positive impact. Even small actions like staying alert, slowing down when approaching crosswalks, and making eye contact with drivers can make a big difference. Together, we can help create a safer and more enjoyable travel experience for everyone. Check out the safety tips below to see how you can make a difference today!
The Kentucky Division of Planning developed this interactive map to depict a statewide inventory of bicycle and pedestrian facilities. These facilities include, but are not limited to, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, multi-use paths, crosswalks, and mid-block crossings. The inventory depicted on the map contains inventoried facilities on all state-maintained routes in addtion to some local roads, maintained by counties and cities.
Layers on the interactive map include:
Read More or download the GIS shapefile of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities featured on the map at: transportation.ky.gov
Identified pedestrian and biking facilities (bike lanes, sidewalks, crosswalks, etc.):
Ride with GPS and other information:
Kentucky Laws and Regulations for Bicycle Travel – Section (19 b ) A “Vehicle” includes: All agencies for transportation of people or property over or upon the public highways of the Commonwealth; and All vehicles passing over or upon the highways. A bicycle is considered to be a vehicle that uses muscular power.
Cycling is a healthy and environmentally responsible activity that can provide individuals with both enjoyment and exercise. Our goal is to encourage children and families to engage in cycling regularly. View the infographic from SafeKids.org, a few safety tips to ensure that your bike rides are secure and hassle-free.
LCDHD imagines safe ways in all public spaces for everyone to walk, bike and stay active outdoors. The following links provide information on walking and cycling trails within the ten county district.