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The Impending Conflict over the Oklahoma City Boulevard Represents a Cultural Paradigm Shift

The impending conflict over the Oklahoma City Boulevard is far-reaching both in terms of cause and consequence.  When Steve Lackmeyer, in his coverage of the Boulevard in the Oklahoman, makes reference to “cars vs. people’, he is referencing the growing realization among Oklahoma City citizenry that we have largely built the infrastructure for the city for the benefit of the automobile and that fostering economic development and community-building requires more complete design based on the scale of the human being.