East Tulsa neighborhood wants traffic slowed down

Wednesday, December 5th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

One Tulsa neighborhood wants to slow the flow of traffic, in an issue of safety.

People who live in the Wagon Wheel neighborhood in East Tulsa say they're fed up with a daily rush of heavy traffic that cuts through their addition. They've asked the city to put in 28 street signs to help. The city says that many signs would create a new set of traffic problems and ozone problems because of the starting and stopping.

Jeannie McDaniel with the Mayor's Office for Neighborhoods says the city is working on a study of the problem, "What we would like to do is wait until we release the study and see if perhaps there are situations in that neighborhood that might lend themselves to these recommendations we'll be making."

Residents like Troy Williams say they're concerned for their kids safety, "In a neighborhood, they need to know that we have children that may be just around the corner. And there are some blind spots. And a stop sign can save a life.”

Officials remind all of us that the speed limit in "all" residential areas in Tulsa is 25-miles per hour.