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Old 02-05-2013, 04:32 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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When Oklahoma City was ranked the second-fattest city in America in 2009, Mayor Mick Cornett examined the problem and declared that the city’s car-oriented design and unfriendly streets were at fault...........

Oklahoma City mayor: “We have to start building this city for people” «

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Old 02-05-2013, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I agree. To me it's not so much being car-centric its simply the lack of simple amenities like parks, sidewalks, trails, etc. There are some but they are so spread out its a hassle to drive to them if you don't live near them. Charlotte is just as car-centric as OKC but the parks, trails, green ways, etc are far more numerous. If nothing else, I could go for a jog on the sidewalk to get my daily exercise in. Here I can't do that because they are no sidewalks. Being able to get out and walk safely shouldn't depend on joining a gym or moving to a hipster neighborhood downtown.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Why not build the city on rock and roll?



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Old 02-09-2013, 12:17 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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I agree. To me it's not so much being car-centric its simply the lack of simple amenities like parks, sidewalks, trails, etc. There are some but they are so spread out its a hassle to drive to them if you don't live near them. Charlotte is just as car-centric as OKC but the parks, trails, green ways, etc are far more numerous. If nothing else, I could go for a jog on the sidewalk to get my daily exercise in. Here I can't do that because they are no sidewalks. Being able to get out and walk safely shouldn't depend on joining a gym or moving to a hipster neighborhood downtown.


Cornett wants to put city on a diet
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Cornett wants to put city on a diet
He issued a diet challenge to the city a couple of years ago. You could sign up on line and track your weight loss, and it kept up with how much weight the city had lost. I'm not sure if they are still doing it or not. Haven't heard anything about it in a while. It got the city quite a bit of press though. It was featured on some national television programs, showing people and their success stories.
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