By LeeAnn Cain / Staff Writer
Corbin officials unanimously voted to adopt a plan to make Corbin more bicycle-friendly during Monday’s commissioners’ meeting.
The Bikeway Master Plan aims to integrate bike facilities into the city’s infrastructure to encourage cycling and make the city more accessible to bicycle users, according to Corbin’s Main Street Director Andy Salmons. Salmons went on to say that the plan would bring multiple modes of transportation to the city.
Salmons also said accommodating bicycle travel in Corbin would allow citizens the option to live a healthier lifestyle and would increase tourism to the city from cycling enthusiasts.
The improvements to the city will begin with a master plan to form 30-35 miles of bike lanes which would connect bicyclists to downtown and major shopping areas in Corbin by way of having bike lanes installed on the city’s main thoroughfares, such as Main Street, Kentucky Avenue, Master Street and the Cumberland Falls Highway.
Commissioners also heard the first reading of proposed changes to the city’s alcohol ordinance. The changes include a provision that all licensing fees collected from businesses that sell alcohol would fund the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control office and help fund city police. It also limits signs that stores can display, forbidding general signs such as “we sell beer.”
“That just makes us look like a hick town,” Clara Patterson, the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control administrator, said.
A special meeting is being held today (Tuesday) to hold the second reading of the ordinance.
Also at Monday night’s city council meeting:
—A first reading of an ordinance to change city commissioner meeting times from every second to every third Monday was approved. A second reading is being held today (Tuesday).
—Mark Henderlight was promoted from a part-time to a full-time employee for the Recreation Department.
Commissioners also hear first reading of proposed alcohol ordinance changes
By LeeAnn Cain / Staff Writer
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