Grant will fund Lexington signs, maps to encourage walking

A $182,000 grant will fund a pilot project in Lexington to encourage citizens to walk more, by erecting way-finding signs for pedestrians and updating walking maps.

The new Walk Lexington program will also feature signs that tell people how easy it is to get from one spot to another such as “It’s only two minutes to the library.” The signs are used to help people realize that walking is often faster than driving.

The grant is from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which awards grants to programs in cities where the Knight brothers once owned newspapers, including the Lexington Herald-Leader.

A Herald-Leader report on the grant indicted that the recipient is the
NoLi Community Development Corp., a nonprofit trying to make the North
Limestone corridor a more livable place, through the Blue Grass Community Foundation, which announced it.

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