The September 10 launch was a tremendous success. A special thanks to Mayor Mick Cornett, Georgie Rasco of Neighborhood Alliance, OCPD and Metro Transit, amongst many others. We received great media coverage and photos of the event are here.
What is the project?
Installation of bike racks throughout the Downtown area east of EK Gaylord Joint project by Urban Neighbors and Downtown OKC Initiatives, Inc. Funded by $20,000 grant from the City of OKC Neighborhood Partnership Program Matched by donations of cash, services, and volunteer & professional hours from residents, workers and businesses across the whole of the Downtown community.
Why is it needed?
Enhances livability and presents a good image of the City Easy to cycle to and use the many Downtown destinations and attractions Transportation option for students and especially low-income workers at a time of high gas prices Decreases pollution and promotes healthy lifestyles.
35 Inverted U-shaped Racks, with a unique “looped” design. Each rack will accommodate two bicycles and each location has one to five racks depending on the available space 2 “Art Racks” – These will be pieces of street art as well as functioning bike racks which will be designed and built by local architects and artists.
Who will use the racks?
Downtown residents & workers
Families from nearby neighborhoods
Nearby workers (e.g., OUHSC)
Cyclists from across Greater OKC
Visitors & tourists
More info -
Download the documents to the right for a complete overview of the project