“How can you tell if someone ran a marathon? Don’t worry they will tell you.” (Stolen from some anonymous Facebook post.) In the early part of 2017, I encountered a little of “life irritability,” and I found that running in a local running group was cheap, effective therapy. Paducah resident Bill Culiver [...]
Our current society has traded our social lives, our physical health, and our children’s physical well-being for a car ride.
I was pleased to learn this morning of a funding opportunity, albeit small, through the Kentucky Department for Public Health. Ten Kentucky cities will receive $2,000. According to the press release: We move more when we have inviting places to be active. But there are still neighborhoods where personal safety is [...]
Many forward thinking city leaders deserve credit for the trail progress thus far (and make no mistake, Greenway is an outstanding facility), including Mayor Kaler and City Commissioners Rhodes, Abraham, Wilson, and Gault, leadership past and present from the city planning office including Director Steve Ervin with excellent support from City Grants Administrator, Sheryl Chino, as well as Parks Director Mark Thompson and many others.
Beginning in 2016, the federal government implemented a new program which is entitled “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation” or the FAST Act for short. The FAST Act has set aside $835 million dollars per year over the next five years for the purpose of funding “a variety of smaller scale transportation projects [...]
Last week, I was pleased to meet with participants from the Bike World's Bike Camp at the law office of Boehl Stopher and Graves. We discussed a future "bikeable walkable" Paducah along with some career planning thoughts. Over the week, these future leaders rode over 75 miles visiting various places in Paducah, Kentucky. Bike [...]
I’ve been in 20 midsize cities over the last year and there’s been a downtown revival in almost every one. -Brookings scholar Bruce Katz as quoted in TIME.
“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”. -Jeff Speck