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Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City at night.

Tallest Building in US Proposed for OKC

The building would stand 1,907 feet high, twice as tall as any other building in the Oklahoma City skyline.

June 3, 2024 - NPR

Rapid bus at station at night in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

OKC Celebrates New Rapid Bus Line With Free Rides

The agency wants to showcase the benefits of a recently opened BRT line connecting the northwest part of the city to downtown.

December 5, 2023 - The Oklahoman

Green painted bike lane protected by rown of parking.

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.

November 30, 2023 - The Oklahoman

A yellow sign points to a bike and pedestrian path with open park space in the background.

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.

September 13, 2023 - Oklahoma City Free Press

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Oklahoma City Solicits Public Input on New BRT Lines

City officials presented preliminary plans for new bus routes aimed at connecting neighborhoods previously underserved by transit.

July 18, 2023 - The Oklahoman

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Oklahoma City Updates, Expands Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program

The city announced a new cost-sharing plan and an expanded set of speed reduction devices available to neighborhoods wanting to improve traffic safety.

January 25, 2023 - Oklahoma City Sentinel

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Oklahoma City Begins Work on its First Bus Rapid Transit System

The BRT line has been in the works since 2005, when the city created a plan to focus on regional transit solutions.

July 3, 2022 - Mass Transit

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Design Collective Using Black-Centered Approaches to Transform Cities

BlackSpace seeks to empower Black practitioners and change the way planning and design happens in and affects Black communities.

August 25, 2020 - Fast Company

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One U.S. State Boasts 33% Fewer Carbon Emissions Per Capita Than Any Other

California, the largest state by population in the United States, is responsible for 33% fewer carbon emissions per capita than any other state, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

August 3, 2020 - The Mercury News

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Regional Transportation Authority of Central Oklahoma Formed

Officials in six Oklahoma cities are hoping to add public transit connections throughout the region.

February 26, 2019 - Oklahoma's News 4

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Oklahoma City Wins Federal Money for BRT Planning

Money would be used to begin work on a bus service that would connect downtown Oklahoma City with the northwest Side.

December 25, 2018 - OKNews

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 - The Oklahoman

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Cultivating Oklahoma City's Innovation District

A new Brookings Institution reports recommends strategies for Oklahoma City to continue to grow the influence of its innovation district.

April 27, 2017 - Brookings

Myriad Botanical Garden - Oklahoma City

Planners Across America: McDermid Manages New Oklahoma Land Rush

Planning Department Director Aubrey McDermid discusses planning's role in the Oklahoma City's ongoing reinvestment and revitalization.

February 27, 2017 - Josh Stephens

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Surveying the World's Laws for Begging

Beggars can be found in cities around the world, but the laws and philosophies that cities use to deal with these people are different.

December 7, 2016 - The Guardian

Planning for Fitness in Oklahoma City

Six years ago, the 620-square-mile city had not one bike lane and forty McDonald's franchises.

November 19, 2015 - Huffington Post

Oklahoma Governor Announces $900 Million in Turnpike Expansions

The "Driving Forward" plan, as it's called, is unabashed in its ambitions to expand highway capacity in the state of Oklahoma.

October 30, 2015 - The Oklahoman

Myriad Botanical Gardens

Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City Awarded ULI's Urban Open Space Award

Oklahoma City has earned a big recognition. Myriad Botanical Gardens executive director Maureen Heffernan says know her team knows what it feels like to win a World Series.

October 9, 2015 - KOCO

Proposed Developments Could Eliminate Oklahoma City's New Dedicated Bike Lane

A traffic study evaluating the impact of proposed developments in Downtown Oklahoma City recommends removing a newly opened dedicated bike lane and parking spots to make room for another traffic lane.

July 18, 2015 - The Oklahoman

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Mayoral Op-Ed: U.S. Needs to Play Catch-Up on Transportation

Mayors Bill de Blasio of New York and Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City say federal dollars are the only way to restore crumbling infrastructure. China and Europe are investing heavily, while U.S. rates are at a 20-year low.

May 18, 2015 - New York Times

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