Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The City’s first ever comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian master plan was developed in 2015, while Dennis was Oklahoma City’s Planning & Redevelopment Division Manager. The master plan addresses the City’s entire 622 square miles and connecting major activity nodes, downtown, schools, parks, shopping, healthcare facilities and transit routes was the plan’s primary focus. The Plan provides realistic recommendations that truly respect walking and cycling as achievable modes of transportation. The plan recommends an additional 100 miles of bicycle routes, 40 miles of bicycle lanes, 80 miles of protected bike lanes and 80 miles of multi-use trails and greenways. Specific to pedestrian improvements the Plan recommends miles of sidewalk improvements and connections, identifies major intersections that are candidates for protected intersection redesign, and identifies short-, mid-, and long-range pedestrian improvements citywide to enhance the City’s walkability.