Crosswalk Fever Strikes Again

North_SideIt was wonderful to see that the City responded to the problem with the crosswalk at N. Meridian Ave. on the south side of NW 63rd Street. (See post of November 22, 2015.) They did not notice the crosswalk on N. Meridian Ave. on the north side of NW 63rd Street when they came, however. Here it is for your viewing pleasure.

Probably should add something here. This may seem trivial to many; however, the crosswalks are now outfitted with audio signals for the blind. People with blindness often use the tactile cue–the bumpy surface of the curb cut–to know where to enter a crosswalk. They deserve to have the crosswalk matched up with that curb cut, as do those in wheelchairs.

Have contacted City Action Center once again. Stay tuned.

As of December 15, 2015, no news on this crosswalk.


Thanksgiving Surprise

NEW_MeridianDuring the day yesterday, a city crew repainted this crosswalk (NW 63rd & N. Meridian Ave.). This photo shows a view looking east across N. Meridian Ave. on the south side of NW 63rd. One call to the City Action Center along with emailed photos, one follow-up phone call to make sure photos were received, and … RESULTS!

So take heart, OKC. Sometimes bureaucracies surprise us and listen! Safe walking to all.


Crosswalk Fever

Walking is an adventure, and in Oklahoma City, the adventure expands at least eightfold. The photo to the right shows an intersection in northwest Oklahoma City. The crosswalk was just painted a couple of weekends ago (November 7). What is this?cwmeridian

Evidently those who walk should have no qualms about trekking across the street just inches from moving school buses and 18-wheelers. And those in wheelchairs should teleport themselves from the curb cut to the painted crosswalk, begging the question–why build the curb cut anyway?

Appropriate authorities have been contacted. Stay tuned.