Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Oklahoma

Oklahoma DOT Dismisses Highway-to-Street-Grid Proposal in OKC

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The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has rejected a proposal championed by residents of Oklahoma City to replace a highway segment with an interconnected street grid. Last year, a coalition that includes City Council Member Ed Shadid prevailed on the Federal Highway Administration to compel Oklahoma DOT to consider the consider the highway-street-grid idea, in addition to the […]

Highway Revolts Break Out Across the Midwest

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The evolution of state and regional transportation agencies is painfully slow in places like Missouri and Ohio, where officials are plowing ahead with pricey highway projects conceived of decades ago. But plenty of Midwesterners have different ideas for the future of their communities, and they aren’t shy about speaking up. One after another, residents of […]

FHWA: Oklahoma DOT Must Consider Restoring Street Grid in Downtown OKC

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In a rare victory against state DOT standard operating procedure, residents of Oklahoma City last week managed to compel the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to consider a redeveloped street grid as an alternative to a wide, high-speed boulevard through the city’s downtown. A highly-organized group of volunteers calling themselves Friends of a Better Boulevard has been […]

How Denver Repaired Its Epic Parking Crater

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The above photo is downtown Denver in 1976. Not pretty is it? But Denver doesn’t look like that anymore. And that’s no accident. Even though that picture is what inspired Streetsblog’s Parking Madness competition, Denver didn’t even make it past the first round in our hunt for the worst parking crater in an American downtown. This is what […]