A Bicycle- and Pedestrian-Friendly Project Now Being Prosposed by INCOG and the Tulsa Health Dept.
Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett and City Councilors are seeking public input regarding how best to use a proposed renewal of the Vision 2025 sales tax for economic development here in our community. Several ideas have recently been put forth -- from funding for the Tulsa Zoo to enhancements to the Pearl District, from the purchase of the downtown Tulsa Club Building to refurbishment of the Gilcrease Museum and its buildings and grounds (to name but a few) -- and on this edition of StudioTulsa, we learn another such proposal. Specifically we discuss a $15 million proposal that combines transportation and public health, a far-reaching bike-and-pedestrian project that's been developed by INCOG and is now being both endorsed and formally proposed by the Tulsa City-County Health Department. Our guests are James Wagner, the Principal Transportation Planner for INCOG, which is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Greater Tulsa area, and Joanie Dotson, the Policy and Health Analysis Coordinator for Tulsa's Health Department.