On 6-22-13 a team of citizens headed by Patrick Piuma of the Urban Design Studio and Mike Lydon of the Street Plans Collaborative spear headed a Tactical Urbanism action in the 800 block of East Market in Louisville KY. These images were taken during a morning that included shutting down parts of E Market, reverse parking, bump-outs at intersections, a tree lined median parklet, strawbale seating, and other designs. A Tactical Urbanism Salon took place at the Green Building in the 700 block followed by a 9 person Pecha Kucha style presentation on TU like efforts currently going on in Louisville. My hat is off to everyone involved in making this sort of thing happen. On my “TOOLS” page I put up links to the Tactical Urbansim handbooks.
At 2:00 p.m. on the day of the TU intervention Why Louisville Two hosted a March of the Colonels. Was that serendipity, good planning, or just the way Louisville rolls. We may never know. We may never care.