I’m embarking on one of the more ambitious series of posts I’ve attempted on this blog. What’s at stake with this conversation is just the look and feel of downtown Oklahoma City for decades to come. It’s a topic in which I’m asking for advice from some of the city’s top urban designers and planners.
A few years back I asked the city’s planning director and public works director why they were streetscaping Walker Avenue and yet retaining part of it as a one-way street. I had no blog back then, and no means to do what I can do today: to ask questions in a public forum, where answers aren’t just accepted, but disected and even acted upon by readers.
We now know the answer given on Walker Avenue wasn’t acceptable, and it is now set to be turned into a two-way street as part of the upcoming Devon-requested streetscapes.
This time around I’m going to bring all of you into the room where decisions are being made. Maybe there is no one-way Walker being contemplated this time around. Or maybe there is. And if you’re OK with that, you can nod your head and smile. But if you’re not OK with that, maybe, just maybe, you can make your own suggestion and maybe it will be heard.
Did I say what I’m attempting here is somewhat ambitious?