BRADENTON, Fla. — Kentucky's largest city kicks off the New Year with a series of public workshops for its ongoing strategic multi-model transportation planning effort known as "Move Louisville."

The workshops, which include various presentations, will be held Jan. 13-17.

The ultimate goal is to recommend long-term transportation investments to provide more connectivity choices, to promote, safety, health and economic growth, assure environmental sustainability, and enhance neighborhoods.

Move Louisville will consider travel by foot, bicycle, transit, paratransit and automobile, and will be folded into long-term regional and statewide transportation plans.

The plan will focus on creating greater mobility between the places where people live, work, shop and enjoy leisure time.

Louisville consolidated with surrounding Jefferson County in 2003. It is the state's most populous city with 605,110 residents.

The city received a $600,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's 2012 Transportation, Community and System Preservation Grant Program.

The city matched the federal grant with $125,000, and partnered with the Transit Authority of River City, which contributed $25,000, to help fund the total local match.

Work on the plan began in November 2013 and will take about 10 months.

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