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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Sidewalks

Walk this way

An online survey aims to help OKC officials determine where to put up to 70 miles of sidewalks.


News

Mia Cantu
Oklahoma City officials are hoping additional sidewalks will make the metro more pedestrian-friendly, but determining where to build them isn’t so easy. Among the goals of MAPS 3, the latest chapter of the Metropolitan Area Projects aimed at improving quality of life in the city, is the addition of 50 to 70 miles of new sidewalks.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mileage may vary

While MAPS 3 promised 70 miles of new sidewalks, project officials say only about 25 miles can be built for the $6.8 million budget.


News

Clifton Adcock
Despite a promise of 70 miles of new sidewalks as part of the MAPS 3 program, Oklahoma City is now looking at constructing possibly less than 40 percent of that amount for the entire project.
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Out of step

Oklahoma City Council members express dismay over MAPS 3 sidewalk discrepancy as master plan sent back to subcommittee.


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council voted unanimously at its Aug. 28 meeting to send a master plan for sidewalks under the MAPS 3 program back to the subcommittee level for reconsideration.
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

On the side

The MAPS 3 master plan for sidewalks is going back to the City Council for approval ... with very little changed.


News

Clifton Adcock
A master plan for sidewalks in the MAPS 3 program that faced tough questions by the Oklahoma City Council is being sent back to the council for approval, but virtually unchanged.
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bike boom

OKC bicycling get a boost from the creation of special bike lanes and expansion of downtown’s bike-share program.


News

Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City has begun work creating the first street lanes that will be shared between bicycles and cars. That development comes amid an expansion of the city’s downtown bike-share program.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Walk on

Work is ready to get under way on the first phase of sidewalk construction under MAPS 3.


News

Tim Farley
Sidewalk construction may not be the sexiest MAPS 3 project, but it will serve a practical purpose for a number of Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods and main thoroughfares.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stepping up

Oklahoma City’s walkability numbers are improving along with the development of its businesses, sidewalks, parks and plazas.


News

Tim Farley
For decades, the twofold dilemma of urban sprawl and neglect of downtown Oklahoma City created a mess that current leaders still are working to unravel. Starting in the 1970s and continuing through the mid-1990s, “white flight” from innercity neighborhoods pushed residents and businesses to the outskirts of the city.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sidewalks are some of earliest MAPS 3 projects to be complete


News

Ben Felder
Sidewalks don’t grab the spotlight like convention centers and streetcars, but Mayor Mick Cornett called the planned addition of nearly 65 miles of new sidewalks across the city one of the most important parts of Metropolitan Area Projects, or MAPS 3.
 
Thursday, April 17, 2014
 
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