Letter to the Editor: Trapped by race
BY Jean S. Quan, Tulsa
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
11/28/12 at 2:39 AM
It was Sunday, Nov. 18, and the Route 66 Marathon was on. Inasmuch as I couldn't get out of my area to get to church, I could not only watch the marathon if I went north a couple of blocks, but I could watch the NASCAR races right from my front window. You think there's road rage at NASCAR races? You should see the rage as numbers and numbers of cars literally race north, south, east and west, trying to find a road where they might get through the racers.
No doubt the marathon is a wonderful event not only for the racers, but also for the benefits to the city. However, the planners of the event should realize they have trapped hundreds of Tulsans in their homes without consideration that some might have to, or want to, go to church, to work, to the drugstore, grocery store, etc.
Last year my husband and I tried to go to church by way of Rockford Avenue, and found ourselves trapped. This year we did not even try. This obviously is not very good planning. Even though the route maps are published in the World, not everyone is a subscriber and some are not aware of their inability to get through.
Oh well, the car races are fun to watch from the safety of my living room. Let the games begin.
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