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Edmond's first bike lanes close to completion

by Diana Baldwin Published: September 19, 2013

Construction of Edmond’s first designated bicycle lanes is almost finished along University Drive between Second Street and Chowning Avenue.

Work on the striping and placement of the signage was being completed this week.

University Drive was made into a two-lane road with a center turn lane and a bike lane on each side of the road. The project, including resurfacing, cost $697,054.

The project was recommended as part of the bicycle master plan adopted in November. The plan suggested 146.2 miles of paths, bike lanes and marked areas for people to ride bicycles throughout the city.

A celebration of the city’s first designated bicycle route is planned from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 3. Plans for that day are to close University Drive, west of Washington and south to Ayers, so people can ride their bicycles or scooters or walk along the new roadway, said Jan Ramseyer Fees, a bicycle enthusiast and city planner.

There will be a ribbon cutting, music, displays about the city’s trails and healthy food, she said.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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