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    Default OKC Biking/Pedestrian Master Plan

    I am honestly not sure where to put this at all, so feel free to move to a more applicable thread or forum! This sounds pretty neat!

    http://www.news9.com/story/38263456/...an-master-plan

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    AFAIK this plan also includes a bike loop downtown that would be Gaylord, Sheridan, 4th, and Walker. Protected Bike lanes are to be added as a pilot program on at least gaylord and 4th. Perhaps plans have changed, but they were included last time I saw them! A bike ramp is also being constructed at the corner of Sheridan and Gaylord that would allow cyclists to jaunt up on to the curb in order to maneuver at a perpendicular angle over the streetcar rails

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    Is this the same plan revealed in early March and News 9 is just two months late on reporting it? Or has it changed?

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    Yes

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    None of this will matter unless we install crosswalk signals that 1) actually work and 2) turn to walk by themselves. It's still damn near a life threatening experience to use your own two feet to go anywhere in this city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1cub17 View Post
    None of this will matter unless we install crosswalk signals that 1) actually work and 2) turn to walk by themselves. It's still damn near a life threatening experience to use your own two feet to go anywhere in this city.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1cub17 View Post
    None of this will matter unless we install crosswalk signals that 1) actually work and 2) turn to walk by themselves. It's still damn near a life threatening experience to use your own two feet to go anywhere in this city.
    I do not understand why in the hell OKC can't get crosswalk signals that automatically turn to walk! That should be a basic thing. Instead, we get these poles cluttered around the intersections but still have to go touch a button that might not work just to cross the street. It's asinine.

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    As streetcar construction finishes up along 4th street, it looks like the city is using this opportunity to stripe the double lines for protected bike lanes. This will be part of the city's Bike Walk Masterplan that includes protected bike lanes along 4th st, ek gaylord, sheridan (partially), and walker (don't know if the lanes will stay the same here or be reconfigured to be protected). At robinson, this protected lane will run smack dab into a platform. I wonder how they will re route bikes around it?
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    Seriously? Would it kill the workers to even try and get the line's end points symmetrical?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous. View Post
    Seriously? Would it kill the workers to even try and get the line's end points symmetrical?
    Must be the P180/90/45 crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous. View Post
    Seriously? Would it kill the workers to even try and get the line's end points symmetrical?
    cut em some slack, they aren't gonna end there... there are several more blocks to go..

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    and really guys??? The city is finally implementing protected bike lanes and the only thing you can do is b*tch?? lol

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    Is green paint going in also?

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    no idea, but I'm fairly certain these lanes will be separated with vertical delinieators. Not 100& sure though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross MacLochness View Post
    and really guys??? The city is finally implementing protected bike lanes and the only thing you can do is b*tch?? lol
    My post was a little sarcasm. It's okay!

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    There are significant failures of bike lane identification & surface transition on the SE/C of NW 16th & I-44. The green lane & stripes lead into a curb, but the ramp is a few feet away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloudDeckMedia View Post
    There are significant failures of bike lane identification & surface transition on the SE/C of NW 16th & I-44. The green lane & stripes lead into a curb, but the ramp is a few feet away.
    just looked at google maps and the bike lanes make sense and are clearly marked. Perhaps the markings have faded since that sat photo was taken. I've ridden that whole trail system and there are two areas, the transition between overholser to the lake hefner trail, and the may/reno crossing that could use help. I think that to say there are "significant failures" is hyperbole. Those trails are a fantastic asset and will only keep getting better as we continue to build and connect our bike trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross MacLochness View Post
    just looked at google maps and the bike lanes make sense and are clearly marked. Perhaps the markings have faded since that sat photo was taken. I've ridden that whole trail system and there are two areas, the transition between overholser to the lake hefner trail, and the may/reno crossing that could use help. I think that to say there are "significant failures" is hyperbole. Those trails are a fantastic asset and will only keep getting better as we continue to build and connect our bike trails.
    I agree that the overall trail system is fantastic. I was mentioning one problems at a specific location - the SE/C of NW 16th & I-44. It isn’t shown on Google Maps because the image is too old. You’ll have to drive or ride by to see, as my group did on a Saturday morning earlier this month. I know that cycling community leaders work with the City on this, so I don’t know why these mistakes - such as a protected lane running into a streetcar platform - are being made.

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    This is the 16th Street overpass crossing I-44. There is a green bike lane, a bike path and corner ramps, but they aren’t connected.

    The top photo shows the SE/C of 16th & I-44, with the green lane ending before it reaches the path at far left. The path connects to a ramp that puts cyclists on an elevated sidewalk. The west end of the sidewalk is in the bottom photo.

    In the bottom photo on the SW/C of 16th & I-44 you’ll see the west end of the sidewalk diverging, with one extension coming to the corner and stopping, and the other extension going to a ramp and crosswalk.

    Cyclists know how to get around - this isn’t a problem. I’m just showing an example of a how the convergence of a bike path, a bike lane and a corner sidewalk might have been better designed.

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    Gotcha, I see what you mean. It actually made way more sense before the green paint. Here is the google maps image I was referring to Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross MacLochness View Post
    Gotcha, I see what you mean. It actually made way more sense before the green paint. Here is the google maps image I was referring to Click image for larger version. 

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    That was the first thing I looked for - would've saved me a trip! It's a little confusing trying to describe the transition problem, and others will do a FAR better job than me!

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    Oh and I was confused as well. Your photos are of the east side. I posted a pic from the west side. I definitely see what you mean about that being confusing.

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