Edmond City Council moves meeting to Tuesday

Veterans Day and the closing of city offices caused officials to move the city council meeting from Monday to Tuesday. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at 20 S Littler Ave.
by Diana Baldwin Published: November 9, 2012
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Edmond City Council members will consider approving the Bicycle Master Plan when they meet Tuesday, a meeting that was moved due to Veterans Day.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at 20 S Littler Ave.

The 90-page master plan recommends a citywide bicycle network designed to provide safe, convenient and comfortable bicycling conditions.

It recommends 146.2 miles for people to ride bicycles throughout the city. There are short and long term goals at a cost of $17.2 million.

If approved, the master plan would be used along with the city's transportation plan and Plan IV zoning ordinance.

Consultants at Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. were paid $146,000 to write the master plan.

A pilot program for bicycle lanes on University Boulevard along the west side of University of Central Oklahoma comes as a recommendation of the master plan.

Plan are to reconfigure the four-lane, not-so-busy street to include two lanes for traffic, a turn lane and two bicycle lanes on the outside, said Jan Ramseyer Fees, a bicycle enthusiast and city planner.

City officials plan to include the bicycle lanes with another project at University and Ayers where the area will be upgraded to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, with such items as ramps, signage and audible signals. Pavement in the area also would be rehabilitated.

City Engineer Steve Manek estimates the project would cost $370,000.

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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