EDMOND — A draft of Edmond's Bicycle Master Plan is ready for review and will be discussed Sept. 13 during an open house.
Consultants from Kimley-Horn and Toole Design Group have been working since December on the plan to make Edmond a more bicycle-friendly place to live, work and play.
Transforming Edmond into a bicycle-friendly community will happen incrementally over time, according to the 63-page draft that can be found online at edmondok.com/BicycleEdmond.
The draft suggests 124.7 miles of new on-street facilities for bicycles at a cost of $17.2 million.
Dollar for dollar, bicycling is one of the least expensive transportation modes to support, the draft states.
Striped bicycle lanes cost between $25,000 and $50,000 per mile depending on level of design required and other factors such as level of intersection improvements and how the facilities are implemented.
The Sept. 13 open house will be the second gathering of bicycle enthusiasts and community leaders. More than 100 people turned out at the first open house.
Consultants are working with the Edmond Bicycle Committee, established by the city council in 2006.
Plans are to present the master plan to the city council at a workshop Oct. 8. The master plan cost the city $146,340.
The open house will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Downtown Community Center.
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