The Norman Transcript


September 4, 2013

Lindsey Street community members speak for and against roundabout



Jeff Hughes asked that the city make sure the design plans for West Lindsey are ADA friendly and that the city will meet with folks with disabilities to make sure those plans are practical and truly accessible.

“I use Lindsey Street but it’s an asphalt concrete desert,” Judith Blake said. “I would like to see Lindsey become a street that’s a destination street.”

She said more people would ride bikes if it were safer.

Joceylyn Wall who runs the international pantry on Lindsey Street but does not own the property said everyone is ignoring the next step which is to change Lindsey to high density mixed use. She fears that would price her out of business. She said many of the same people who fought against high density, mixed use near campus are promoting it where she does business.

“Quality needs to be determined by the citizens of Norman, not by outside people,” Ann Gallagher said.

Joy Hampton



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