Bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure support everyone in a community, whether they need or choose to bike or walk to get to their jobs, schools, stores, or many other places. They want to feel connected and have access to the communities they live in.
Convenient access to reliable transportation is essential to the livelihood and well-being of communities. OKI provides funding for numerous trail and bike projects to communities to help make this happen.
OKI awarded more than $2.7 million in transportation alternative funds toward projects that advance non-motorized transportation in 2021. Since 2010, we have funded $97 million in multi-use trails.
OKI’s RideShare program continues to remove single-occupant vehicles from the region’s roadways.
The program’s goal is to make trips to work easy, less costly, more environmentally friendly, and overall more convenient. RideShare is committed to improving the daily business commute for everyone in the OKI region.
This effort is achieved through innovative transportation solutions, such as carpooling and vanpooling. OKI’s vanpool program grew an astounding 350 percent from 2020 to 2021.
RideShare provides commuters with an opportunity to save money and “wear and tear” on their vehicle — including on gas, tires, decreasing mileage and reducing maintenance costs.
The program also offers flexibility that fits commuters’ lifestyle by allowing them to share a ride as infrequently as once a week or as often as every day.
OKI’s Regional Clean Air Program continues to provide valuable information to businesses, the media, and the larger community on air quality topics through the “Do Your Share for Cleaner Air” campaign.
OKI promotes the clean air message by educating the public on the harmful effects of ozone and particulate matter pollution. We also teach people how they can help reduce air pollution.
Other OKI Annual Report Highlights
OKI Updates Programs, Policies that Improve the Region
Every year, OKI updates any number of critical documents required by federal and state agencies; equally important, they guide programs and policies that improve the quality of life throughout our region.
OKI Continues Improving Public Participation, Community Outreach
OKI seeks new ways to engage the region through public meetings, workshops, surveys, social media, and other forums. For example, many of our events have moved online to include hybrid and virtual options.
OKI Aids Clean Air, RideShare, Bike & Pedestrian Trails
Viable bicycle and pedestrian trails, RideShare programs and clean air initiatives are critical to the health and welfare of a region. OKI continues to fund these important amenities because we know our region's 2 million residents value them as much as OKI does.