There is little doubt Jeffersonville is lapping New Albany when it comes to downtown innovation. The only question: how many laps it is at this point? Two? Three?
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Metro Louisville’s bicycle-share service LouVelo will soon be available in Jeffersonville, with three docking stations opening across the Ohio River in early December.
The stations will be located at the Indiana base of the Big Four bridge, at the corner of Spring Street and Riverside Drive and farther west on Riverside near the Sheraton hotel on what Jeffersonville’s head of long-range planning, Chad Reischl, called restaurant row.
The total cost of the three stations was just under $100,000, and will be paid for with taxes collected under Jeffersonville’s Urban Enterprise Zone system, which allows businesses to earmark a certain portion of their tax outlay for nearby improvements, Reischl said.
“There’s over a million people crossing the (Big Four) bridge every year,” Reischl said. Before, people using the LouVelo bikes would have no place to dock across the river. Having the stations “allows them the opportunity to stay a little longer, to go to a restaurant, to see what Jeffersonville has to offer” …