Central Oklahoma Bike and Pedestrian Facilities
Bicycle and pedestrian facilities offered in the Central Oklahoma region provide alternative transportation options for users’ daily needs. Such facilities also promote healthy lifestyles, encourage local economic development and can reduce congestion and air pollution. Similar to street and highway planning, these networks require coordinated planning among multiple jurisdictions and should be linked to transit stops, schools and parks and retail and medical centers to provide transportation options for the community.
ACOG supports bicycle and pedestrian transportation through involvement with the annual Bike to Work Day event, the Safe Routes to School program, and the Transportation Alternatives Program.
Assistant Planner – Multimodal
Program Coordinator, Demographics
Participants gather at Perle Mesta Park, OKC
The existing bike facilities map features existing regional bicycle facilities including shared use paths, existing bike lanes and existing signed shared roadways.
Click here to learn more about ACOG’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).
Bike to Work Day is an annual event coordinated by the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, local cities and regional bicycle advocates. It’s part of a national campaign to promote bicycling as a healthy and efficient transportation and commuting alternative. It typically takes place in May of each year. Complete details, including routes and event schedules for Central Oklahoma Bike to Work Day can be found at www.BikeDayOK.com. For more information visit Bike to Work Oklahoma on Facebook.
Bike To Work Month
The League of American Bicyclists has recognized the month of May as National Bike to Work Month since 1956. The annual observance offers metropolitan areas the opportunity to call attention to the benefits of bicycling and to increase safety awareness among bicyclists and motorists. Click National Bike Month for more information.
The League of American Bicyclists online Smart Cycling program is designed to develop your knowledge of bicycling safety by using lessons, interactive components and videos. There you will learn about the different types of bikes and bicycling gear. You will learn techniques for improving your ride, your rights as a bicyclist and how to ride safely on the road.