Advancing Cycling in Central Oklahoma
OBS is involved in improving your cycling experience in Central Oklahoma. Click on the links to learn more.
Cycling Master Plan
Oklahoma City determines which bike projects to do based on a "Master Plan". The master plan is then prioritized by city leaders and funding for the projects can come from any of several different sources, including General Obligation bonds, MAPS-3 sales tax funds, or even private donations.
BikeWalkOKC - is the update to the "Master Plan for walking and Cycling" in OKC in 2016 and 2017. OBS was represented on the advisory committee, as well as participating in several Citizen Input meetings in 2016.
to see the Master Plan
for more info.
How do you add new bike trails and bike facilities in OKC?
for the diagram
Bicycle Friendly Community
This is a program sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists to encourage communities to provide better cycling facilities.
for info on OKC's effort to be recognized as a BFC.
Bicycle Friendly Business
Similar to the above, but for businesses. Click HERE
for a more info, including info on OKC's first BFB; Allegiance Credit Union.
Bicycle Friendly University
Similar to the above, but for schools. Click HERE
for more info.
The following schools are at the Bronze level: OU, OSU, Tulsa U.
Closing the Loop – initiative to connect all of the trails in OKC
The completion of the West River Trail in July has given OKC a wonderful network of trails. It is now possible to ride a 58 mile loop around OKC on either trails or bike routes. Well almost. It appears to some that there are about two miles “missing” from the OKC trails that would make it a fully connected network.
Click HERE for details and maps of the proposed solution to complete the trail linkage.
And click Proposed New Bike Trails for ideas presented to the OKC City Council July 9, 2019
Oklahoma Bike summit
This is the state wide meeting of all things cycling. Speakers and presentations help to increase your knowledge about cycling in Oklahoma. It occurs every two years - and the next one is in the Fall of 2019. Click HERE for more.
thanks to all that volunteered their time, energy and resources to make OKC a great place to ride. Click 2015
for the list.
Oklahoma Health Initiative
Improving the health of all Oklahomans - with help from OBS - Click HERE
Safe Routes to Schools
A Federally funded program to promote safety in getting to school, including riding a bike. Click HERE
OKC to implement a Vision Zero safety campaign.
Vision Zero is a multi-national road traffic safety project which aims to achieve a highway system with no fatalities or serious injuries in road traffic. It started in Sweden and was approved by their parliament in October 1997. A core principle of the vision is that ‘Life and health can never be exchanged for other benefits within the society’ rather than the more conventional comparison between costs and benefits, where a monetary value is placed on life and health, and then that value is used to decide how much money to spend on a road network towards the benefit of decreasing how much risk.