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Oklahoma Bicycling Coalition
4418 NW 60th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73112-1321 okla.bicycling.coalition@gmail.com
www.OKBike.org
To promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and a bicycle-friendly Oklahoma through advocacy and education.
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ODOT Long Range Plan - strategies for Bike/Ped

 Click HERE for original ODOT strategies document. Click HERE for the entire Long Range Plan - including form for your feedback

 

11.6. BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN

Bicycle and pedestrian facilities throughout Oklahoma consist of multi-use trails, bicycle routes, and sidewalks. The planning and implementation of bicycle and pedestrian improvements are typically completed at the local government level, and/or through a MPO. ODOT continues to work in cooperation with local governments to enhance bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Funding for these bicycle and pedestrian improvements is almost always from a combination of federal, local, and private and/or non-profit sources. The following policies and strategies/action items seek to enhance the bicycle and pedestrian facilities and improve modal choices in the State of Oklahoma.

 

Bicycle and Pedestrian Policies and Strategies

1. Establish a vision to support bicycle and pedestrian modal choices and promote healthy affordable modes of transportation.

 

a. Continue to pursue opportunities to bring state highways in small communities into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

b. Incorporate bicycle facility design standards into the next version of the ODOT Roadway Design Manual.

c. Develop a statewide bicycle plan that emphasizes safety and builds and expands upon the work of the Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

 

2. Improve modal choices and safety by incorporating pedestrian and bicyclist facilities in accordance with approved design standards.

 

a. Continue to provide pedestrian signals, warning beacons, signage, striping, and lighting at intersections of state routes with high-volume pedestrian crossings.

b. Support inclusion of bicycle and pedestrian facilities into new and renovated intermodal facilities and connection points, such as train depots, bus terminals, etc.

c. Support efforts by local governments, public transit providers, passenger rail systems, and others to expand and improve bicycle ways and walkway connections.

d. Assess and respond to needs for pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure on or adjacent to state highways concurrent with related highway improvements, and as a part of the project development process.

e. Inform bicycle/pedestrian community about coordinating with the state’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator and about the public involvement process.

 

3. Promote and support public information outreach and education regarding safe and accessible transportation routes for bicyclists and pedestrians.

 

a. Continue to educate communities about sidewalk and trail requirements associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

b. Promote statewide and local-area education programs to make transportation users aware of pedestrian and bicyclist rights and responsibilities.

c. Support efforts by health departments, educational facilities, and public safety agencies to provide bicycle and pedestrian safety lessons/workshops.

d. Encourage local communities that are planning or constructing new facilities for pedestrians and bicyclists to seek technical support from the state’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator.