Oklahoma Climbs in Bicycle Friendliness Rankings

[flickr id=“4405514107” thumbnail=“medium” overlay=“true” size=“large” group="" align=“center”] The League of American Bicyclists has increased Oklahoma’s bicycle friendliness ranking from 43rd in 2011 to 35th this year. Even more impressive to note is that in 2008, Oklahoma was ranked 48th. According to the League, this steady improvement is due to increases in “infrastructure and funding that provide on-the-ground bicycle facilities; education and encourage programs that promote cycling; and passage and enforcement of bicycle-friendly laws that make it safe and comfortable for people of all ages to ride. [Read More]

OU Faculty Senate Seeks LAB Bike Friendly Status

The faculty senate at OU wants to make the university truly bike friendly: The senate eventually wants to see OU certified as a bicycle-friendly university by the League of American Bicyclists. Both the Staff and Faculty Senate call for OU to be designated a bicycle-friendly university within the next five years, according to the resolutions. via OUDaily.com | Faculty Senate calls for bicycling-friendly OU. The university is planning to expand the limited path system on campus and installing additional bicycle racks. [Read More]

Norman Earns LAB Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community Award

Norman becomes the second Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community in Oklahoma after Tulsa’s win in 2009. The League of American Bicyclists website gives great praise to the efforts Norman has made to expand their cycling path and trail networks along with the recent passage of a three-foot passing rule: Community Highlights: Norman’s current Bicycle Advisory Committee has come a long way in the past decade to reinstitute old bike lanes while also extending the network with the addition of new lanes. [Read More]