Friday on “First Coast Connect,” our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union columnist Ron Littlepage, Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth and WJCT reporter Lindsey Kilbride (01:06). We also spoke with Jacksonville Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Chairman Chris Burns and committee member Amy Ingles (37:37) about Bike to Work Day. We also met local artist Jeffrey Luque (44:20).
Our panel discussed if Gov. Rick Scott would veto the controversial schools funding bill, the hiring of Patricia Willis as temporary Duval County Schools Superintendent and Moody’s giving a mixed review of Jacksonville’s new pension plan.
Bike to Work Day
Jacksonville recently made it into the top four in the nation of large metropolitan areas with the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in the nation. Now bicycle activists are encouraging the whole city to explore alternatives to car travel this week. Florida has the highest number of pedestrians killed by cars in the nation.
Luque is a resident artist in the CoRK Arts District. He has an artist display in the East Gallery 5 p.m. to 8 p.m Friday. He’ll raffle off one of his paintings during the exhibit. He was the second place winner of WJCT’s “The Square” in 2015.