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Oklahoma lacks goals to promote walking, bicycling, report finds

by William Crum Modified: April 17, 2014 at 2:35 pm •  Published: April 16, 2014
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A survey by the Alliance for Walking and Biking finds small but steady increases around the country in the number of people walking and bicycling to work — but in measures of pedestrian and bicyclist safety, Oklahoma comes up short.

The Alliance has published a report assessing which states have goals for promoting walking and bicycling, and for reducing pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities.

Oklahoma has none, the report says, while 33 states have set goals in all four areas.

The report includes graphs and measures of pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

Oklahoma does have a Health Improvement Plan with goals and recommendations, and the Get Fit Eat Smart OK plan for exercise and nutrition.

by William Crum
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OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman.
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