What improvements, services and amenities do you think would make downtown Tulsa more attractive and vibrant?
40 registered statements
Zoe Evans inside District 4
Edward Stutsman inside District 5
Do Something about the parking meters in the Spaghetti Warehouse lot. They are very confusing and many people are inconvenienced by having to go back and find the poorly marked parking space numbers. I was there today and there were at least a dozen people trying to figure out how to work the machine. This was my first visit to downtown Tulsa in a few years and am very reluctant to go back.
Teresa Wolf inside District 3
I moved to Tulsa in 2014 from Pennsylvania. The Center Of The Universe is right here in Downtown Tulsa. This could be made a HUGE tourist attraction. With little to no effort. I was very disappointed with the graffiti and lack of interest Tulsa has for it. Maybe a plaque explaining what happens when you stand in the circle. Gift shops with items from The Center Of The Universe. With more advertising. I think this could be a big money maker for Tulsa.
Roy Wilkerson inside District 4
It would be nice to have a This Machine bike dock in Gun Boat Park to link us to businesses downtown.
And in the future maybe a parking lot where the temporary cement plant is now at 13th and Elgin for people who would be willing to park there and ride the bike-path to the Gathering Place.
Rick Markham inside District 8
My family and I don't go downtown often, but when we do go downtown, it's usually on a Sunday morning. The Brady district is busy during this time. It would be nice to get rid of the pay parking lots.
Stephanie Guthrie inside District 2
I would love to live within walking distance to my job in the middle of downtown. However, there's no way I'm going to find a 2 bed 2 bath downtown for only 600.00 a month. Also, a grocery store, and some late night fast food options are needed. Restaurants close pretty early downtown, except on Friday/Saturday nights. Protected bike lanes are needed and better patrols after dark. We also need to address the homeless situation. I have been accosted by an aggressive homeless person a couple of time during the day while walking from my vehicle to the office.
B Brogan outside Districts
With all the new housing moving into downtown a grocery store is needed.
While working downtown during the weekend a lot of the eateries are not open. Taco bueno, Burger King, Subway, Coney Island and Arby’s to list a few.
Moura Robertson inside District 4
I work (own a business) downtown and live nearby in the Swan Lake neighborhood. What keeps me from living in downtown proper is the lack of opportunity for reasonably- priced home ownership and a grocery store to buy necessary items. High-priced rentals hold no appeal to me. Instead, my housing and food and drug purchase money goes elsewhere. It's also more convenient for me to spend my disposable income at restaurants and shops on Cherry Street, which I can walk to. Unless there is a specific event to attend, I rarely go downtown for liesure. I suppose thats okay, if you're wanting downtown Tulsa to be a "destination" versus a "community".
Stacy Judd inside District 4
Trolly cars to and from the downtown area, available in central midtown and beyond would be a very nice feature. This would
allow residents and visitors to fully enjoy all that Tulsa has to offer.
South Tulsa Trolly cars might also be a nice option to tour, dine and shop in and around Tulsa.
The open air aspect a trolly car would invite people to hop on and tour Tulsa
Leanne Gross outside Districts
Hello I too am excited about what's going on in Tulsa. Kudos to all of you ! However, I am very very concerned about all the litter along the highway especially the inner dispersal loop and 412 headed West. I have emailed and emailed called and called ODOT and no reply or response. I know this is not the city of toeses responsibility however it is affecting Tulsa I have heard people starting to call it Trashy Tulsa. This kind of rumor is not going to help our image. Maybe a phone call from you guys form the mayor to ODOT. At least, they could organize volunteers to pick up the trash and litter. I would be one of those interested in voluntary. I have walked the highway picking up litter myself, but as you know, it is bigger than one person. Please help !
Tulsa has the potential to rebrand as a lively, vibrant city. In order to become vibrant once again, Tulsa must invest in secondary forms of transportation, like bike trails and the RBT system. Those are great assets, that may be expensive up front, but will pay hugely in the long run. We should continue to invest in bike lanes and bike share programs. The arts district is great, and I would love to see all of downtown become connected. More biking, and mixed-use buildings would help that. The River Parks system is a huge asset to Tulsa. Cherry Street, Utica Square, and Brookside are all good, and could use extra love to make them GREAT. Branding each section is essential, and improving the pedestrian experience.
TREES EVERYWHERE! Plant a tree wherever there isn't one.
Parking can't be free - do a parking study.
Tulsa has character and is ready to be transformed. I pray that we handle the transformation well and make our city connected and vivacious.