Bullitt County's population increased by more than 20 percent between 2000 and 2015, to more than 75,000 residents. Much of this growth is linked to economic opportunity; the region has become an incredibly important distribution hub for a range of national and international retailers. More than 6 million square feet of warehousing space and related amenities have been built in Bullitt County since the turn of the millennium. More commercial spaces are being developed even as this article is typed.
Since 2010, roughly one-fifth of all pedestrian fatalities in Louisville have taken place on the Dixie Highway. This is troubling news for walkers and bikers in the area, especially as recent reports indicate that pedestrian deaths are on the rise.