Officials Urging Proper Parking Protocol Near Downtown Street Cars

Thursday, August 23rd 2018, 11:18 am
By: News 9

Oklahoma City leaders are pushing hard for drivers to share the road with the city's new streetcar system.

There are white boundary lanes running alongside the new streetcar system downtown. Drivers are asked to park inside the boundaries of that line to give the streetcars space to maneuver comfortably.

Test runs have been going on for months to prepare to be fully operational later this year. Drivers have had a hard time parking in the right areas to avoid the streetcars.

The system consists of 2 loops: one running from Myriad Gardens to Bricktown and the other running from Scissortail Park to Midtown.

Some drivers have ignored those tests, driving on the tracks. The city wants to make sure people downtown can learn to share the road with the streetcars before they start running daily.

City Hall staff and police are working on traffic and parking ordinance proposals tied to streetcars.