The Norman Transcript

Opinion

September 22, 2013

Solution proposed for Lindsey Street project

NORMAN — Editor, The Transcript:

Listen up, gang. I have the solution to all of this discussion about what to do with Lindsey Street.

Step 1: Block off Lindsey Street from the west side of Jenkins Avenue to the east side of Elm Avenue. There are many other ways to navigate around the university from the east side to the west side.

Examples: Boyd Street on the north side of the university, Timberdell Road on the south side of the university, Imhoff Road to the south and State Highway 9 to the south. These alternate routes will take only a few extra minutes of driving.

Step 2: The city of Norman should deed to the University of Oklahoma that portion of Lindsey Street from the west side of Jenkins Avenue to the east side of Elm Avenue. The university can then make their portion of Lindsey Street into an all-pedestrian walkway.

This sequence of events is long overdue, given the reality of thousands of students crossing Lindsey Street every day, all day, going to and from their classes.

Step 3: Observe the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Leave the remainder of Lindsey Street from Elm Avenue to Interstate 35 as it is.

Don’t spend a dime on any improvements to Lindsey Street, other than routine maintenance.

Please, no roundabouts and no tree-lined center medians. Let’s save our money. Saving money can be fun.

Osher Bachrach

Norman

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