Meridiana Gulch This month brings us to one of many Happy Feet Finds orbiting in the galaxy of Pedestria-trocities that, together, make up the swirling Pedestria-tastrophe known as Northwest Highway. This is but one, but what a lulu it is. Located at 4334 Northwest Expressway is a seemingly normal office complex, … [Read More...]
Pedestria-trocity of the Month
Your intrepid blogger has been preoccupied for some months, but this update simply could not wait. As of October 16,2016, Meridiana Gulch had some infrastructure changes. Note the removal of large tree.
Pedestrians in OKC will walk to or by a bus stop now and then. It’s discouraging that some of them look like this. Come on people! Buses have a trash can inside (will check and report back if this is a regular policy or if my particular bus drivers are just extra-diligent).
Umbrella -[uhm-brel–uh] (American term) 1. An object, commonly held vertically or at a slight angle to prevent raindrops from falling on one’s head and person 2. (more common in Oklahoma City) An object, held perpendicular to one’s person, when walking or standing during rainstorms near moving traffic, perhaps at a bus stop. The perpendicular angle […]
One of the places pedestrians sometimes go in Oklahoma City is the bus stop. So, we’re going to diverge somewhat from our theme of walking to discuss an upcoming change in the bus system. And this really does involve walking. For a couple of years now, Embark has been implementing changes, one of which is that […]
Many pedestrians carry a backpack out of necessity. Those who walk need to have a bottle of water, umbrella, cell phone, billfold, bus ticket… some critical items. Some of these items are also used and needed by car drivers, but since they have a rolling storage closet at their disposal, no one notices. So, what […]
Sidewalk –[sahyd-wawk] (American term) 1. A strip of concrete, often located near 40 mph streets, intended for purpose of walking 2. Auxiliary storage area for construction equipment which would, if stored elsewhere, impede the flow of automobile traffic Do you have a terrific new definition to add to Walk-i-pedia? Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walking westward along the south side N.E. Tenth Street, approaching Phillips Ave., one finds a 45º turn to the left to accommodate a sign–nothing an OKC pedestrian cannot handle. Then, the sidewalk leads to a somewhat unusual but pleasant surprise, a striped crosswalk. This crosswalk provides safe travel across an entrance to Stephenson Cancer Center’s […]
One week ago today, your intrepid HappyFeet blogger had occasion to cross North Phillips Ave. westbound on the north side of N. E. 10th Street. Just so you get the idea…. the green arrow represents my travels. You can see I was crossing with the flow of westbound traffic on N. E. 10th, so you […]
These signs are beginning to show up in more and more places around town. And, watching out for each other is a good thing. The signs are supporting a program launched by the city last fall in response to an alarming number of accidents. The program (and the accidents) involved both cyclists and pedestrians. More details of […]
Preserving historic brick sidewalks seems to be very important in our downtown area. How else to explain this strip of–interesting–shall we call it?–walkway on NW 4th Street? This deeply cherished, but oh-so-slightly neglected connection to treasured days of yore is located between N. Harvey Avenue and N. Hudson Avenue on the north side of NW 4th Street […]