Make Oklahoma Boulevard Bicycle Friendly!
Plans and renderings for the new Oklahoma Boulevard have been revealed to the public and they do not include bicycle facilities. Instead, pedestrians and cyclists will be required to share the sidewalk, creating a potential dangerous and unpleasant atmosphere for all users.
BIKE LANES/FACILITIES NEED TO BE ADDED TO OKLAHOMA BOULEVARD.
The City has become a recent champion of inclusive downtown street design, and Oklahoma Boulevard, downtown's newest street, it's "grand entrance" should also reflect this positive movement.
A world-class city plans for, and creates space for, the community's most vulnerable street users. The latest plans for Oklahoma Boulevard signal what the street is for, not who the street is for.
Oklahoma City is better than this. Let's be inclusive, let's be smart, let's be equitable. Let's be world-class.
We urge the City of Oklahoma City to include bicycle facilities that are separate from the sidewalk on the new Oklahoma Boulevard.
Thank you for your attention to this important concern.