“Connection is the key,” Ward 7 Councilman John Pettis Jr. said.
Chain Reaction Ministries refurbishes bicycles and offers dependable transportation to OKC’s homeless.
Jason Ferbrache, EMBARK city transit director, said the increase in various forms of non-car transportation also gives OKC’s central business district more transit options.
Cities in the metro have banded together and formed a regional transit authority, a step toward a future integrated commuter transit system.
As the city spends over $18 million on new sidewalks across Oklahoma City, Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid has requested that some of the funds be used for concrete pads for dedicated bus shelters.
The launch of evening bus service instantly helped many who work night hours across the city.
Members of Oklahoma City’s streetcar subcommittee praised city staff on its plans for a new transit hub at the Santa Fe train station but expressed concern that it would not directly link to stops on the future downtown streetcar line.
Citizens, local officials and members of the Urban Land Institute of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities recently walked a stretch of Classen Blvd. to discuss ways to make the busy urban cooridor more pedestrian and cycle friendly.
If there’s a war on cars in America, Oklahoma City is one of its toughest battlefields.
Mindful of complaints that Project 180 and other downtown construction has stirred over the past few years, members of the streetcar subcommittee say they want to learn from those mistakes.