Tulsa, Okla. - Spurring people to go walking, to exercise more, and to lose weight is just one of the benefits of adding more sidewalks in Tulsa, according to "Tulsa Sidewalk Stories", a series of video documentaries being produced by sidewalk supporters.
The group will be holding a special screening of the documentaries tonight at 7:00 pm at the Hardesty Arts Center at 101 East Archer Street in downtown Tulsa's Brady District.
"Whether you're a walker, runner, or just the average person on the street, if we had it, more people would become active, more people would be apt to lose some weight," said one woman who appear in the documentary.
Sidewalk supporters say research shows sidewalk in neighborhoods can add thousands of dollars to homeowners' property values.
And they say sidewalks by businesses make it more likely for customers to come inside.
According the website Walkscore.com, Tulsa has a score of 46 out of 100 on their walkability scale.
By comparison, New York City, the highest-ranked large city, has a score of 85.