You've probably heard of Tyler Allen's imaginative proposal to remove I-64 from Louisville's riverfront. You've probably also heard a lot of people saying, "You know, it makes a lot of sense, but we're already too far along with our plan to rebuild Spaghetti Junction."
And that's nonsense.
We've done exactly nothing so far to rebuild the Junction. And one look at the massive amount of ugly concrete this project would add to our riverfront should be enough to make anyone think twice.
I think the contrarians are actually saying, "Look - we finally got the funding worked out for our two new bridges. Let's not mess things up now by going back to the drawing board."
But what good is funding if it just buys another tragic mistake we'll have to live with for decades?
I don't know for sure that Mr. Allen's plan really is the way to go. But it raises enough serious questions - and proposes enough intriguing solutions - that it certainly deserves serious consideration. And dismissing it because it's supposedly "too late" is simply ridiculous.
The whole proposal is laid out in eye-opening detail at www.8664.org. You should check it out. And if you like what you see, you might want to add your voice to the growing number who understand it's never too late to change direction.
Especially if you're about to drive off a cliff.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my Point of View.