Oklahoma University at Tulsa, international planners and city leaders in Tulsa, Oklahoma met up to talk about some future revitalization for the historic Route 66 highway. Eleventh Street in Tulsa could be the new stretch of Route 66 that brings business and life back into that area.
According to Oklahoma’s Own News on 6 article, Gil Penalosa, international urban planner, said: “Now Tulsa has a magnificent opportunity on how to transform this historic Route 66 on a route that works for everybody, walking cycling.”
“We are looking at things like street right away, where poles are located, driveways, how pedestrians are using streets,” said Sean Shaefer, director of Urban Design Studio.
The group met Tuesday to discuss the future plans and one of them may be to make sidewalks and/or bike lanes because it is not safe to ride bikes or walk with the amount of traffic on the street.
A life behind the lens.
Martin Garfinkel is truly one of the most admired photographers today and is long time owner of a fine art photography gallery in Carbondale, Colorado; he is a 40 year resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, which shelters adjacent communities Aspen and Glenwood Springs and is watched over by the iconic Mount Sopris. For most of this time, Garfinkel’s trek has been on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle looking for iconic images of roadside America.