Oklahoma City residents and trail users are invited to give their feedback on proposed updates to the City’s comprehensive bike and pedestrian plan, bikewalkokc.
People can visit okc.gov/bikewalkokc to read the 137-page draft plan and submit comments through Sept. 15.
The plan was originally adopted in 2018, and the City has built many miles of sidewalks, bike lanes and trails based on its recommendations. Some of the proposed changes include adding ten more neighborhoods for sidewalks, proposing new trails that connect to downtown and upgrading bike facilities based on new best practices.
“As OKC grows, it’s important that our plan for cyclists and pedestrians evolves with it,” Transportation Program Planner Justin Henry said. “The plan will guide the long-range construction of our cycling and sidewalk networks and bring a health balance to our transportation system.”
bikewalkokc is expected to be presented to City Council for adoption this fall.
bikewalkokc is a plan designed to implement planokc, the City’s comprehensive plan for our community’s growth and development.
Data analyzed as part of bikewalkokc includes employment and population density, existing infrastructure, the location of vehicle collisions with cyclists or pedestrians, demographics and opportunities for connectivity.
Using that data, bikewalkokc outlines specific locations for future investment in amenities like sidewalks, protected bike lanes, trails and more.
The goals, initiatives and policies related to walking and biking from planokc, as well as input from the public, stakeholders and the planning committee, shaped bikewalkokc’s priorities and recommendations.
Bikewalkokc has four goals:
- Make walking and cycling safer in Oklahoma City.
- Increase the number of people walking and cycling for transportation.
- Connect neighborhoods to jobs, public transit, commercial districts, schools and parks.
- Remove barriers to walking and cycling.