Bike to Work Day — May 20, 2016
To help promote Bike to Work Day, a crowd of Oklahoma Department of Transportation employees cycled from the agency's headquarters to the Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City the morning of May 20, 2016. This metro-wide event featured group rides starting from five locations, including ODOT headquarters near the state Capitol. The event was was sponsored by the City of Oklahoma City, Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. and Spokies, the Oklahoma City bike share program.
Nineteen ODOT employees participated May 20, 2016, in the annual Bike to Work Day event, taking an early morning bicycle ride to the Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. The agency continually looks for opportunities to include pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly infrastructure in its construction projects when feasible to make all modes of transportation safer. Click here to learn more about May is Bike Month.
National Work Zone Memorial exhibit in Oklahoma City
The National Work Zone Memorial was on exhibit at Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City for six days in May 2016. The memorial wall features 59 names of ODOT employees who fell in the line of duty. Delaware County employee Jarrell Gray, who was tragically killed May 18, 2016, will have his name added to the memorial at a later date. ODOT applied through a competitive process among state transportation departments nationally to bring the exhibit to Oklahoma for the first time. The memorial's visit to Oklahoma was sponsored by Action Safety Supply Co. and displayed in partnership with Simon Properties Inc., parent company of Penn Square Mall. The 20-foot-long memorial is maintained by the American Traffic Safety Services Association Foundation.
Cyndie Clubb, wife of fallen ODOT employee Terry Clubb, spoke at a May 13, 2016, press conference to kick off the opening of the National Work Zone Memorial at Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City. At her left is ODOT employee Mark Vandiver, who spoke about the loss of his brother and co-worker Tim Vandiver in an I-40 work zone collision. At right is Jerry Hieptus, founder of Action Safety Supply Co., who spoke about his friend and ODOT employee Robert Cherry, who also died in a work zone accident.
PHOTOS BY ODOT PHOTOGRAPHER RUSSELL PERKINS