Streetcar City, Streetcar Safe
OKC is a streetcar city, so we’ve outlined a list of things you’ll need to know when you’re driving, walking or cycling near streetcars, tracks and the Overhead Contact System (OCS) poles.
- Be prepared to stop. Streetcars travel at or below the posted speed limits and make frequent stops.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Streetcars are extremely quiet, and there are no fences or barriers that separate you and the streetcar.
- Listen for warnings. When they’re not being quiet, streetcars will use bells and warning horns to alert you of their presence.
- Don’t dart in front of one. Streetcars can’t make abrupt stops or move off the tracks to avoid obstacles. A streetcar traveling at 20 miles per hour takes almost 60 feet to stop – so don’t risk it.
- Follow your own traffic signals. Streetcars have their own traffic signals that are not intended for motorists, cyclists or pedestrians.
Remember to always be aware of your surroundings. Streetcars have slow reaction times, so be sure to obey traffic, wear proper riding gear and safely cross at designated locations. Let’s all get home safely.
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