City Officials Tour Tulsa On Foot and by Bike

May 7, 2012 in Bicycling, Featured, Walking

Tulsa's First Lady leading bike tour

Tulsa's First Lady, Victoria Bartlett, leads the pack on a bicycle tour of Tulsa with City Councilors and the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee. (photo: Lassiter)

TULSA – City councilors, Tulsa’s First Lady, and the City Manager took some time during National Bike Month to get out from behind the windshield and see what it’s like to get around Tulsa by bike or on foot.

The City Council passed a Complete Streets policy earlier this year, and this was their opportunity to gain first-hand experience with active transportation on the streets of Tulsa. The event was organized by the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

The bike tour rode four miles through Cherry Street into downtown Tulsa and back, while the walking tour covered a one mile route that strolled along 12th Street and Utica. Both tours began at Tom’s Bicycles on 15th Street.

Channels 2, 6, and 8 covered the biking and walking tours. You can view their reports below. Tulsa’s Bike-to-Work Week begins Monday, May 14.

News On 6: Tulsa’s City Leaders Take Bike Tour For New Perspective

KJRH: City Councilors Take Midtown Tulsa Bike Tour

KTUL: City Councilors Bike, Walk Around Tulsa

Complete Streets on Council Agenda Tonight

February 2, 2012 in Complete Streets

TULSA – The City Council is set to discuss Complete Streets at tonight’s 6pm meeting.

The city’s Engineering Services Department and Planning Department presented modifications to a proposed Complete Streets resolution to the City Council in Tuesday’s Public Works Committee meeting.

The modified resolution is scheduled to be read at Thursday’s City Council meeting. At that point, councilors can suggest changes to the language of the resolution, vote on the resolution, or kick it back to a committee meeting.

The original Complete Streets resolution, submitted by the Transportation Advisory Board in December, directs the city to plan and design future street projects to accommodate “pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transit riders of all ages and abilities, amongst vehicular traffic.”

Tulsa Bicyclist Injured by Hit & Run Driver

January 8, 2012 in Bicycling

TULSA – Multiple news outlets are reporting a 51-year-old male bicyclist was hit by a car in Tulsa Saturday night at approximately 8:30pm. The driver of the car then fled the scene.

Another driver came upon the man in the roadway next to his bicycle, blocked the roadway and called police. The most recent news report says the man was in serious condition with life-threatening injuries that include a skull fracture.

There are conflicting reports on the location of the incident. Some have reported the location of the hit-and-run in the 1200 block of South 101st East Avenue. KJRH-TV claims the bicyclist was hit on 101st street south of the Jenks Aquarium, but that location seems to be incorrect as video shows houses with mailboxes in the area.

Google Maps shows the 1200 block of South 101st East Avenue to be located in East Tulsa near U.S. Highway 169 south of 11th Street.

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