In November of 2015, after a rigorous and lengthy process, the Tulsa City Council formally adopted an updated zoning code which became effective in January of 2016. Through that process, we made a number of significant improvements to Tulsa’s outdated land use policies, which at the time were absent some valuable tools utilized by thriving…Details
What is the Purpose of a City Street? If you said, “to move cars from point A to point B in the least amount of time,” you are not alone.
If you said, “to move cars from point A to point B in the least amount of time,” you are not alone. Heck, you may even be a city traffic engineer.Details
“If others want to dictate how downtown property is to be used, they should consider investing their own money in downtown real estate. Then they can call the shots.” Thus sayeth the Tulsa World editorial writers, the omnipotent, all-knowing purveyors of truth, justice and the American way.Details
Voting for the mayor’s proposal were Councilors Phil Lakin, David Patrick, Ben Kimbro, Karen Gilbert and Anna America, who as council chairwoman cast the deciding vote after her peers were split four in favor and four opposed.Details
Is there demand for commuter rail service between Tulsa and Oklahoma City? Evan Stair and Passenger Rail Oklahoma believes so. In February 2014 three sold out Eastern Flyer demonstration trips were offered between Sapulpa and Oklahoma City.Details
The trees between Tulsa and Oklahoma City are budding but Tulsa’s passenger train aspirations remain dormant. Nature is taking care of the trees; however, Oklahoman’s must warm up what has turned cold …Details
On the more sobering side, no schedule has been set for re-visiting those four plans which in some cases will involve re-engagement with the area’s stakeholders in meetings and hearings, that could conceivably…Details
There have been 49 fatality crashes involving people who walk or ride bicycles in the City of Tulsa from 2012 to 2015, many of these crashes being preventable. Though there have been efforts to improve conditions for people who walk and ride bicycles…Details
Hopefully, Tulsa I’m optimistic because this city is poised on the precipice of an historic resurgence of inclusiveness.
A few weeks ago an election was decided. One candidate won the popular vote and the other won the electoral vote. That’s how we do it here. Thank God, it’s over. Now let’s turn our attention back home to Tulsa, where you’ll recall some very bright stars are aligning and amazing opportunities are mere weeks…Details
Unintended consequences of this vague amendment are too serious to allow the passage of State Question 777. We already have the right to farm and the majority do so using good agricultural practices. However,Details
G.T. Bynum is young, energetic, enthusiastic and is the only candidate calling on Tulsans to raise the bar for their expectations of a brighter future for our city. Dewey Bartlett appears old and tired; his enthusiasm isDetails
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is poised to sell state-owned railroad tracks linking Sapulpa and Oklahoma City. A sale likely would deliver a lethal blow to prospects for restoring passenger rail between Oklahoma’s two largest cities. The state acquired the 97.5 mile Sooner Sub line in 1998 from the newly merged BNSF Railway. The massive…Details
The Public Park will be a place where the community can gather to play, picnic, enjoy concerts, exercise and attend festivals. It is envisioned to entice the community to spend time outdoors, encourage a healthier lifestyle and improve the quality of life. The opening paragraph does not refer to Tulsa’s Gathering Place, currently under development…Details
The Gathering Place, a $200+ million project paid for primarily by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, should silence critics who have for decades lamented the lack of transformative development along the Arkansas River and River Parks. For fifty years Tulsans have talked the talk about river development but never stepped up to fund it. Now,…Details