I guess I don’t have the heart for this fight promotion business. Casey and Blair are still friends, and there is still peace between the Humphreys and Cornett clans.
But give Casey credit for responding to my last post. He has shown either the bravery or recklessness lacked by our local television weathermen and Tom Elmore when it comes to answering my questions:
I think Blair and I are on the same side when it comes to seeing OKC become more walkable and pedestrian friendly. I hope to join in Blair’s efforts to keep OKC’s decision makers on track (as they have been stepping up mightily with bringing Speck and pushing for the Core to Shore plan).
The one thing I hoped to accomplish with my last blog posting was to ensure hope into all those protesting the block at 4th and Gaylord that there is another project worth your time and efforts. I’m just hoping that enthusiasm for OKC’s future isn’t hanging on the fate of that block that has already been approved for change. I need all those wishing to keep OKC going in the right direction to not get discouraged yet to shift focus to what could/should be a project for OKC’s next generation(s).
Here’s my response: more questions!
Keeping NW 4 and Broadway as a park was an idea wedged into this debate late into the discussion by Anthony McDermid. Let’s leave that alone for a minute and contemplate instead whether or not there was any real public discussion, review or chance to challenge the decision by city traffic engineers to reject a proposal by the chamber to redesign the intersection.
Casey, Blair, others – what say you?