Due to its numerous health benefits and recreational attributes, cycling is rapidly growing in popularity across Oklahoma City. The city has long since been moving towards a more immersive and bike-friendly atmosphere, but has been a slow adaptor as its geographical size and layout doesn’t lend itself to safe biking.
This week, Oklahoma City Councilman Pat Ryan had proposed a change in the cycling ordinance that will provide better safety to both cyclists and vehicles. The ordinance change proposes a three-foot distance separation between all cyclists to passing vehicles.
According to Councilman Ryan, the new change will equalize standards of both cyclists and vehicles. The change will prohibit vehicles from passing cyclist in lanes that are adjacent and heading in the same direction. In addition, cyclists will also have to be at least three feet away from vehicles they are passing until they have completely passed by.
A consensus will be held to decide on the resolution January 27th. The Council will discuss the proposal during a meeting scheduled for January 20th.
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