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OKG Newsletter


Topic: walkability

Walk the line

MAPS 3 park subcommittee members are concerned the convention center will impede walkability.


News

Clifton Adcock
Members of the MAPS 3 park subcommittee raised concerns at its Aug. 24 meeting about the proposed location of the MAPS 3 convention center.
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sprawled out

When bigger isn’t better: City officials consider sprawl’s burden on municipal functions.


News

Clifton Adcock
Urban sprawl is one of the biggest challenges facing Oklahoma City, Ward 2 City Councilman Ed Shadid said at a Sept. 6 community meeting held on the issue.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pounding the pavement

Everybody’s talkin’ about walkin’ at a transportation program.


News

Clifton Adcock
City officials are scheduled to give a presentation regarding biking and walkability from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, 1000 N. Broadway. Tickets are $10 for the Urban Land Institute Oklahoma’s event, “Moving Toward A Walking/Bike Friendly City.”
 
Monday, October 10, 2011

Working toward walkability


Commentary

Randy Entz

No matter what health statistic is considered, Oklahoma City generally does not fare very well. It has higher rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease than most of its peer cities. No doubt some of that can be attributed to personal decisions, but some of it is due to our built environment. We have built a city that, in most areas, makes travel by walking and cycling more difficult than driving a vehicle.

 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The road not taken


Commentary

Dr. Ed Shadid
The most critical lesson of the downtown boulevard debate is that diversity of thought (itself a function of the sum total of our experiences) through maximum public participation, along with the utmost transparency to aid in deliberations, leads to better decision-making.
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Road test

After lengthy debate, OKC city council approves a controversial plan for a downtown boulevard.


News

Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City’s future downtown boulevard will likely be elevated over part of Western Avenue and Classen Boulevard now that the Oklahoma City Council has passed a measure in support of the plan.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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

On the road again

Supporters of a ‘grid’ option for the planned downtown boulevard are hopeful after a recent public meeting.


News

Tim Farley
Continuing debate over the alignment of the planned downtown boulevard is down to four options, all of which are under review by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The department and city officials discussed the proposals at a June 18 public meeting at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center, where about 100 people attended.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Walking Western

A plan to transform the Western Avenue corridor into a walkable destination draws scrutiny from residents and business owners.


News

Brendan Hoover
The Western Avenue corridor between N.W. 41st and 46th streets could become a more vibrant, walkable and economically viable destination if a new streetscape project is executed, city officials say, but the plan is drawing a close look from area business owners and residents.
 
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Better buses

More frequent bus stops and less wait time are planned for Metro Transit buses.


News

Tim Farley
More frequent stops will be implemented in the Metro Transit bus system starting in January pending formal approval.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
 
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