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 on: September 13, 2018, 07:18:11 pm 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by SXSW
Agreed.  But there are main trails that could be easily marked (certain striping on the ground, or similar) that would allow for passage of bikes (walked, preferably) and dogs (on leash) through the park.  Or just restrict the play area in general, and allow for passage in other areas of the park.     

I was hoping for a couple bike only paths through the park.  I guess you have the MV trail that Iím sure will get more use once there is a pedestrian bridge to cross.

 82 
 on: September 13, 2018, 01:47:32 pm 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by rebound
Perhaps they need better "no dogs/no bikes" signs at all the entrances.

I can understand why they do not want dogs in the park.  There are multiple areas with children's play zones some composed of large swaths of sand, others with lots of water features (some right in the sidewalks on the ground), artificial turf, etc.  I heard the sand and water elements were specifically tailored for kids with autism in mind.  Anyway, wouldn't want a dog pissing or pooping in any of those areas. Plus, much of the areas off the trails are either contained gardens in a way, or open lawns meant for sitting on, and play areas.

Also, there are lots of very little kids/toddlers darting here and there that might run in front of a bike.   Plus many of the trails and areas can get you "lost" inside a play area with either a bike or a dog ending up in a spot where they shouldn't be and its difficult to weave your way out. It can often be tricky to see what trail is a "main trail" leading through a couple of areas where children are crossing, versus a trail leading "into" a contained area where you will find yourself having to stop and figure out how to get out, or trails that lead to non bike friendly stairs, narrow winding pedestrian paths, etc.  Even on foot it can be tricky to navigate, let alone on a bike, and some areas are designed that way intentionally in order to get you to explore and walk more. 

Much of the parks trails are simply not designed for bikes, or for pets.

Agreed.  But there are main trails that could be easily marked (certain striping on the ground, or similar) that would allow for passage of bikes (walked, preferably) and dogs (on leash) through the park.  Or just restrict the play area in general, and allow for passage in other areas of the park.     

 83 
 on: September 13, 2018, 12:58:43 pm 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by TheArtist
Perhaps they need better "no dogs/no bikes" signs at all the entrances.

I can understand why they do not want dogs in the park.  There are multiple areas with children's play zones some composed of large swaths of sand, others with lots of water features (some right in the sidewalks on the ground), artificial turf, etc.  I heard the sand and water elements were specifically tailored for kids with autism in mind.  Anyway, wouldn't want a dog pissing or pooping in any of those areas. Plus, much of the areas off the trails are either contained gardens in a way, or open lawns meant for sitting on, and play areas.

Also, there are lots of very little kids/toddlers darting here and there that might run in front of a bike.   Plus many of the trails and areas can get you "lost" inside a play area with either a bike or a dog ending up in a spot where they shouldn't be and its difficult to weave your way out. It can often be tricky to see what trail is a "main trail" leading through a couple of areas where children are crossing, versus a trail leading "into" a contained area where you will find yourself having to stop and figure out how to get out, or trails that lead to non bike friendly stairs, narrow winding pedestrian paths, etc.  Even on foot it can be tricky to navigate, let alone on a bike, and some areas are designed that way intentionally in order to get you to explore and walk more. 

Much of the parks trails are simply not designed for bikes, or for pets.

 84 
 on: September 13, 2018, 09:44:30 am 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by rebound
So those bicycle cops are actually being paid as private security?  If GP is a private attraction, fine, just be upfront about it.

I see the bike cops as a separate topic.   There is a bucket of money set aside for hiring additional security for the park.  Whether that security is private or not should be immaterial, as long as they enforce the rules correctly.   The question is regarding the rules.

Having said that, I was over there yesterday walking the dog, and the guard on the trail along the neighborhood was aggressively intercepting bicycles trying to get into the part.   I don't know whether he was just having a bad day, or if he was expecting me to be an a$$ because of the dog (which I was not, I am following the rules to the letter, while arguing for some moderation), but he had a bit of "stick up somewhere" and was just generally not pleasant.   I chatted him up for a while and he settled down, but my overall impression is he could have used a bit more people skills. 


 85 
 on: September 13, 2018, 09:21:30 am 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by patric
That's extremely poorly worded.  
Are weapons allowed as long as you don't display them?

display of open carry (redundant...   and throws the meaning/intent of the whole bullet point into question)
display of concealed (that's called open-carry)

So those bicycle cops are actually being paid as private security?  If GP is a private attraction, fine, just be upfront about it.

 86 
 on: September 13, 2018, 08:45:21 am 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by BKDotCom
Quote
  • The display of open or concealed carry of guns, knives, or other weapons is strictly prohibited

That's extremely poorly worded.  
Are weapons allowed as long as you don't display them?

display of open carry (redundant...   and throws the meaning/intent of the whole bullet point into question)
display of concealed (that's called open-carry)

 87 
 on: September 13, 2018, 08:00:05 am 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by cannon_fodder
The rules on the website are not as extensive as the ones on placards around the park:


 88 
 on: September 13, 2018, 07:03:11 am 
Started by ZYX - Last post by carltonplace
So I understand that Lucky's is done.


I think its going to change to "spudders north"

 89 
 on: September 12, 2018, 09:27:31 pm 
Started by TulsaRufnex - Last post by TulsaRufnex
Great viewership!  Certainly proud of Tulsa being atop the 3 smaller markets among the top five:

     58.  Tulsa 531,230    0.463
     39.  Austin   771,210    0.672
     45.  Birmingham  696,380    0.607
     06.  San Francisco  2,488,090   2.169
     50.  New Orleans  641,620    0.559

Viewership reveals a lot about the sophistication of a market.

Here a breakdown of the most recent Nielsen DMA TV households rankings:  https://www.lyonspr.com/latest-nielsen-dma-rankings/

Curious why you wanted to make sure we all knew that Tulsa is the smallest Nielsen TV market in the Top 5. Why is that?  
Is it because you and your OKC boosters want to use Tulsa so you can get an MLS team and we can all drive down to OKC for MLS the same way we do for the OKC Thunder?
I'm surprised you were subtle enough to just provide a link for TV market size rather than cut-and-paste with the size and ranking of OKC's Nielsen TV market.

 90 
 on: September 12, 2018, 05:14:22 pm 
Started by swake - Last post by joiei
Well dang, I posted to quickly.  https://thinkprogress.org/former-epa-boss-scott-pruitt-is-thinking-about-becoming-a-coal-consultant-c9c2b579ba3b/

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