ACTION ALERT from BPAC

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Dear bicycling and walking advocates,

You are receiving this action alert because you care about safe bicycling and walking transportation options in Tulsa. We have two action items that can help us make this a reality. Now is not the time to think ‘someone else will advocate for me.’ We need YOU to take action now. We are on the verge of a huge success and your action can help put us over the top.

Action #1:
Call or email your city councilor TOMORROW, July 11, and thank them for allocating $4.2 million for implementation of the forthcoming Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan in the current draft of the City of Tulsa’s Capital Improvements Program.* Tell two friends to do the same.

Find your city councilor here.

Action #2:
Attend one or more of the public meetings listed below and voice your support for bike/pedestrian infrastructure and thank them for allocating $4.2 million for Bike/Pedestrian Master Plan implementation. Bring a friend or two. The more people we have who show up and voice support for biking and walking, the less likely the City Council will cut the funding from the final draft. Public meetings on the draft Capital Improvements Program begin next week.

Upcoming town hall meetings:

All meetings start at 6 p.m.

July 16: Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St. (Districts 7 and 8)

July 30: Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Road (Districts 5 and 6)

Aug. 5: OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center Auditorium, 4502 E. 41st St. (Districts 4 and 9)

Aug. 6: Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 N. Hartford Ave. (Districts 1 and 3)

Aug. 13: Carbondale Assembly of God, 2135 W. 51st St. (District 2)

For more on the capital improvements program see this article in the Tulsa World.

Your action is critical. We are almost to the finish line! If this funding remains in the final draft, it will be placed on the ballot for voters to consider in November. If successful, the City of Tulsa will have a significant amount of money to spend on items like safer crosswalks, sidewalks, protected bike lanes and bicycle boulevards. Don’t let someone else advocate for you. Show up and advocate for yourself!

Contact me with questions. See you at the town hall meetings!

Thank you,
Stephen Lassiter
Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
stephen.lassiter@bikewalktulsa.org
918-520-5872

*The latest budget from Tulsa City Council indicates that the ADA Transition Plan is to be funded at the requested amount – this is great news! These numbers are still subject to change based on public input. See the entire Capital Improvement budget here.

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