Oklahoma City Begins Work on Parking-Protected Bike Lane

The project is part of the city’s broader plan to improve bike and pedestrian infrastructure and road safety.

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November 30, 2023, 8:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


Green painted bike lane protected by rown of parking.

Example of a parking protected bike lane. | Eric Fischer, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons / Chicago in 2017

Oklahoma City began construction on its first parking-protected bike lane, a 1.8-mile stretch of Lottie Avenue and Madison Street that connects some of the city’s key destinations, reports Jessie Christopher Smith in The Oklahoman.

“We've implemented a lot of bike lanes now, but this is taking the next step of trying to create a bike lane that adds an extra layer of protection and really reflects the new best practices that have been happening,” said Justin Henry, a city transportation program planner.

According to the article, “The new Lottie bike lane is also expected to connect with the Springlake Bike Project, currently in design. The $800,000 project is being funded through the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) Air Quality Small Grants program and through the Better Streets, Safer City bond package passed by OKC voters in 2017.”

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