And heeeere’s Jeff Speck

As many of you know, I’m a proponent of Paducah working toward becoming a more bikeable and walkable city. Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who, through writing, lectures, and built work, advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design. According to Jeff, “On the one hand, a city saves money for its residents by being more walkable and bikeable, but on the other hand, it’s also the “cool kind of city” that people want to be in these days”.

It’s my opinion that Paducah is designed and geographically positioned to allow our city planners to make Paducah truly unique and different from competing cities. I invite you to check out Jeff Speck’s TED Talk, “The Walkable City”, for more on why a more bikeable and walkable Paducah is a good idea. Not every thing he says in this video applies to a city the size of Paducah, but I think you will find his presentation interesting, insightful and relevant.

By | 2016-07-18T19:24:23+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Bikeable/Walkable|3 Comments

About the Author:

Eddie Jones is a candidate for Commonwealth Attorney. Eddie began his legal career as a prosecutor in the United States Army JAG Corps. Presently, Eddie Jones is a practicing attorney in Paducah, Kentucky at the law firm of Boehl Stopher & Graves and also serves as a County Commissioner in his community of McCracken County, Kentucky. His background includes service in the United States Army and an undergraduate degree in Public Administration from Evangel University along with a Law Degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Eddie is interested in working to make Paducah and McCracken County more sustainable through bikeable/walkable neighborhoods, tourism including sports tourism, and the development of public/private partnerships including a focused, transparent plan for regional economic development.


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