BikeWalkOKC Plan Updated After Five Years of Progress

The BikeWalkOKC plan has proceeded faster than expected after its approval in 2018. A 2023 update is expected to pick up where the 2018 plan left off.

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September 13, 2023, 8:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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Oklahoma City planners are seeking input from the public on an update for the BikeWalkOKC plan. This current phase of planning work continues the work begun in 2018 with the adoption of the plan, according to an article by Brett Fieldcamp for Oklahoma City Free Press.

“Since the plan’s approval and launch in 2018, BikeWalkOKC’s first phase has been implemented throughout the city more quickly than anticipated, leading to a new, 137-page update for the plan’s second phase and a period of open public comment and suggestion running through September 15th,” reports Fieldcamp.

“BikeWalkOKC was designed as a sprawling, multi-year set of city works projects aimed at improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians while also expanding the availability and accessibility of bike trails, bridges, and even inner-city sidewalks,” according to the article.

The article also includes quotes from local bike advocates suggesting that the next phase of the plan should prioritize improved inter-city connections.

More details about the current update are available in a press release on the city’s website. Some of the changes proposed in the current update “include adding ten more neighborhoods for sidewalks, proposing new trails that connect to downtown and upgrading bike facilities based on new best practices,” according to the press release.

The Oklahoma City Countil will consider the updated BikeWalkOkc plan this Fall.

Sunday, September 10, 2023 in Oklahoma City Free Press

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