Here are the recent headlines and news from around our state about planning, placemaking, and community building in Oklahoma. To recommend a news story you think we should share, please let us know.
- Supporters of Oklahoma City to Tulsa passenger rail are trying to prevent the state from selling a critical piece of infrastructure.
- Ponca City has the fastest free wi-fi network in America, covering 25 square miles of the city.
- The Automobile Alley district in Oklahoma City has been organized around a 5-lane Broadway corridor for years, but recent restriping gives the street a whole new feel. The road diet repainted the street with fewer lanes and more parking, which should slow down traffic and improve walkability.
- The app-based ride service Uber has arrived in Tulsa. TYPros targeted the company as part of its Bring It To Tulsa campaign, and now Uber will offer a tech-savvy alternative to driving for people who want to use their car less.
- Preservation Oklahoma has released its annual list of Oklahoma’s most endangered buildings, including the State Capitol and other notable properties.
- In Oklahoma City, a growing number of people are cycling for daily transportation needs.
- Tulsa’s Guthrie Green got a cool bike repair stand.
- Many of Oklahoma’s counties are among the fastest growing in the nation, according to recent Census estimates.