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Downtown Bike Lanes Disappear from Plan for Oklahoma City Boulevard

Plans for an Oklahoma City Boulevard have used bike lanes in all their design and promotional materials, but now that the job has been awarded to a contractor, the lanes have disappeared.
December 20, 2017, 1pm PST | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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Oklahoma City has been planning a downtown boulevard for six years, all throughout that process the project has been pushed in part as a way to make the city more accessible for pedestrians and cyclists. Now that the project has been awarded to a contractor, plans show only a sidewalk and a road. Or, as city officials would have you call it, a pathway, because it is illegal to ride a bike on the sidewalk in Oklahoma City.

"Only when the construction bid was awarded last week and a new rendering was released did the public learn of the change, " Steve Lackmeyer reports for The Oklahoman.

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Published on Monday, December 18, 2017 in The Oklahoman
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