Louisville Scores Second "Best Places to Live" Honor

by kespeland on July 7, 2008

Citing city plans to expand parks and add bike lanes, Outside Magazine has named Louisville one of the 20 Best Towns of 2008.  (.pdf preview of the August issue here: Outside Magazine Best Towns of 2008 Preview)

And in late June, the U.S. Conference of Mayors named Louisville the most “livable” city (OK, we shared that one with Dubuque, IA). The mayors praised the city’s Healthy Hometown initiative, and, once again, its plans to design a city that’s friendlier to walkers and cyclists.

(Note: the city must put in an application for the Mayors, but according to my city hall source, Outside Magazine just “up and thought of us on their own”!)

It’s great news for Louisville to be recognized so publicly for environmental efforts. Do you think the ‘Ville deserves these honors? If so, why? If not, why not?

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Anthony Clark July 14, 2008 at 7:52 am

Outside magazine picking the ‘ville is great. But The city can
and should be doing the best thing to increase this city’s health: Create a REAL public transportation system to get Louisville residents out of their cars. Now that gas is 4 dollar they should be adding Hybrid bus routes at useful times to get those folks to make new habits, decrease pollution and move into the 21st century for real. Mayor for life is too busy closing pools and cutting bus times and routes because they “cost too much.”

Angel July 14, 2008 at 3:57 pm

So, what is your plan, because the way it work, is we identified a Problem, the cause, and then we find a solution. Getting personal will not fix anything. So go to the next town meeting and bring your ideas. I guarantee you the Mayor is not happy closing anything! I love my city and I am not a Democrat, but the guy (Mayor) has been a blessing to this city.

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