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« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2022, 05:20:01 pm »



Oklahoma City's newest Pedestrian Bridge


Project Cost:  $5.3 million  


OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Drivers along a popular Oklahoma City roadway may soon need to find a detour as construction continues on a pedestrian bridge.

Officials say N.W. Expressway from Wilshire Boulevard . to MacArthur Boulevard will close from midnight to 5 a.m. on September 14 so construction crews
can hoist a 121-foot pedestrian bridge over the roadway.

Crews will complete welding, decking, and assembly work over the next few weeks. As a result, the outside east and westbound lanes of N.W. Expressway will be closed through mid-October.

Two lanes in each direction will remain open to traffic.

The 121-foot pedestrian bridge over NW Expressway Boulevard will link the Lake Hefner and Lake Overholser Trail. It will also provide safer passage for walkers, cyclists, and runners across NW Expressway.

                                        

City leaders tell KFOR that you probably don’t see many people currently crossing N.W. Expressway because pedestrians and cyclists don’t feel safe doing so because of the traffic and high rate of speed along the roadway.

The $5.3 million project is funded by the 2007 Bond Program and the 2017 Better Streets Safer City Bond Program.

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« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2022, 07:36:14 pm »

Oklahoma City's newest Pedestrian Bridge
Doesn't Look ADA Compliant




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« Reply #48 on: February 03, 2023, 01:27:55 pm »


                                       


OKC receives grant to reduce fatalities on City streets


Post Date:02/03/2023 8:29 AM

Oklahoma City was awarded an $800,000 Action Plan Grant this week from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

This grant, combined with $200,000 in matching funds from the City, will fund the creation of a detailed plan to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries to drivers, transit riders, pedestrians and cyclists.

"Everyone deserves safe streets and sidewalks, regardless of where you live in Oklahoma City,” said City Manager Craig Freeman. “Our plan will prioritize accessibility in street design for people of all abilities.”

The grant is part of the DOT’s bipartisan Safe Streets and Roads for All program.

The plan is expected to take 18 months to develop. Residents will be able to weigh in through surveys and meetings over the next year.

“The Planning, Public Works, and Police Departments, along with EMBARK, will collaborate on a holistic, well-defined Vision Zero Action Plan to prevent deaths on City streets,” added Freeman. "This research, combined with public engagement, will help us identify future infrastructure projects.”

Between 2016 and 2020, there were 402 vehicle-involved fatalities on Oklahoma City streets. With a fatality rate of 12.3 per 1,000 people, Oklahoma City ranks fourth highest behind Jacksonville (15.7), Dallas (13.7) and Phoenix (12.6).

“Roadway deaths are preventable,” said Planning Director Geoff Butler. “Among other things, the Vision Zero Action Plan will identify our most dangerous streets and recommend strategies and design improvements to make them safer.”

Oklahoma City maintains more than 3,590 miles of streets and more than 12,580 traffic signals. Oklahoma City is 621 square miles, three times larger than Tulsa at 186 square miles. Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Miami, San Francisco, Manhattan and Pittsburgh can all fit in OKC’s city limits.

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« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2023, 10:00:59 am »

                                             ODOT plans new I-35 bridges and multi-model path in Oklahoma City.




                                                    Link to OKCTalk.com reports:  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=47516&p=1227514#post1227514

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« Reply #50 on: June 07, 2023, 12:52:27 pm »






                                Iconic pedestrian bridge opens over NW Expressway


                             


          Oklahoma City took another step towards becoming a more pedestrian and cycling-friendly community today by opening a 121-foot pedestrian bridge
          over NW Expressway Blvd near Wilshire.

          The bridge provides safe passage for walkers, cyclists and runners on the 7.8-mile Hefner – Overholser Trail which runs from Britton Road at Lake Hefner
          Drive to NW 39th Street at Overholser Drive.

          “This bridge provides an important and safe connection for the hundreds of thousands of people who use our world-class trails system every year,” said
            Mayor David Holt.  “I thank the voters for approving this bridge and for continuing to invest in opportunities for physical activity and alternative transit.”   

            The Bridge’s design concept represents classic cars from the 40s, 50s and 60s and nearby airports, Wiley Post and Clarence E Page.

            The $5.3 million project was funded by the 2007 Bond Program and the 2017 Better Streets Safer City Bond Program.

            City of Oklahoma City website link:  https://www.okc.gov/Home/Components/News/News/4474/18?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery



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« Reply #51 on: June 07, 2023, 01:28:41 pm »





                                Iconic pedestrian bridge opens over NW Expressway


                             


          Oklahoma City took another step towards becoming a more pedestrian and cycling-friendly community today by opening a 121-foot pedestrian bridge
          over NW Expressway Blvd near Wilshire.

          The bridge provides safe passage for walkers, cyclists and runners on the 7.8-mile Hefner – Overholser Trail which runs from Britton Road at Lake Hefner
          Drive to NW 39th Street at Overholser Drive.

          “This bridge provides an important and safe connection for the hundreds of thousands of people who use our world-class trails system every year,” said
            Mayor David Holt.  “I thank the voters for approving this bridge and for continuing to invest in opportunities for physical activity and alternative transit.”   

            The Bridge’s design concept represents classic cars from the 40s, 50s and 60s and nearby airports, Wiley Post and Clarence E Page.

            The $5.3 million project was funded by the 2007 Bond Program and the 2017 Better Streets Safer City Bond Program.

            City of Oklahoma City website link:  https://www.okc.gov/Home/Components/News/News/4474/18?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery



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« Reply #52 on: June 07, 2023, 11:17:17 pm »

Iconic?

I guess "iconic" is in the eyes of the beholder.
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« Reply #53 on: June 22, 2023, 08:38:32 am »

                                       


OKC receives grant to reduce fatalities on City streets


Post Date:02/03/2023 8:29 AM

Oklahoma City was awarded an $800,000 Action Plan Grant this week from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

This grant, combined with $200,000 in matching funds from the City, will fund the creation of a detailed plan to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries to drivers, transit riders, pedestrians and cyclists.

"Everyone deserves safe streets and sidewalks, regardless of where you live in Oklahoma City,” said City Manager Craig Freeman. “Our plan will prioritize accessibility in street design for people of all abilities.”

The grant is part of the DOT’s bipartisan Safe Streets and Roads for All program.

The plan is expected to take 18 months to develop. Residents will be able to weigh in through surveys and meetings over the next year.

“The Planning, Public Works, and Police Departments, along with EMBARK, will collaborate on a holistic, well-defined Vision Zero Action Plan to prevent deaths on City streets,” added Freeman. "This research, combined with public engagement, will help us identify future infrastructure projects.”

Between 2016 and 2020, there were 402 vehicle-involved fatalities on Oklahoma City streets. With a fatality rate of 12.3 per 1,000 people, Oklahoma City ranks fourth highest behind Jacksonville (15.7), Dallas (13.7) and Phoenix (12.6).

“Roadway deaths are preventable,” said Planning Director Geoff Butler. “Among other things, the Vision Zero Action Plan will identify our most dangerous streets and recommend strategies and design improvements to make them safer.”

Oklahoma City maintains more than 3,590 miles of streets and more than 12,580 traffic signals. Oklahoma City is 621 square miles, three times larger than Tulsa at 186 square miles. Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Miami, San Francisco, Manhattan and Pittsburgh can all fit in OKC’s city limits.

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In that particular case of people crossing the street illegally, might help to take that picture, find them and send them a ticket.  Or two.  Or maybe charge the adults with reckless endangerment of the minors.

If you don't wanna die, don't do something SO patently ignorant!  In traffic.

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« Reply #54 on: July 06, 2023, 01:55:19 pm »

                                     Bus Rapid Transit - BRT-OKC Natural Gas


                              

                              Video Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDc5lOdMW1M


               Oklahoma City received two grants totaling more than $10 million for planning future improvements.  A $5.8 million federal grant to undertake
               planning for future improvements, and the other is a $4.3 million formula funding grant to purchase nine brand-new natural gas buses.

               The grant was received from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program, which was expanded by President        
               Joe Biden’s infrastructure law and will fund more than $2.2 billion projects throughout the US and two of its territories this year.

               Oklahoma's share, $36.68 million will go to three infrastructure projects in the Sooner State, includes $25 million to the Choctaw Nation for bicycle and
               walking paths and solar lighting along several roads in Durant.

               OKC's Northwest bus rapid transit route  to begin service this fall; along with two more routes being planned through MAPS 4, an expansion of the
               maintenance and operations center needed for a larger facility for parking buses, and a larger garage and shop facility for servicing those vehicles.

               The community wants high frequency corridors, later evening service, expanded weekend service, better on time performance and better connections            
               from the present routes in northeast Oklahoma City.

               Oklahoma City's  downtown transit center is the main place to transfer between bus routes under the current system.  

                        

               OKC plans to have some mini-hubs throughout the city to connect the south and east sides of the city and provide service for Will Rogers World
               Airport.

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