By Steve Lackmeyer
For the past two years, Chad Huntington has half-jokingly waged a social media campaign to point out no signs show the way to the Bricktown Canal.
Representatives of Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. also took notice of the lack of signage and other differences between the canal and its inspiration, the San Antonio Riverwalk, during a trip hosted by the local chapter of the Urban Land Institute.
Cheered on by Huntington, operator of the Bricktown Water Taxis, Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. hired the University of Oklahoma Institute of Quality Communities to draw up a plan that is now set to go into implementation.
Recommendations include adding the signage sought by Huntington, improving pedestrian crossings, adding bridges to improve access from one side of the canal to another and replacing glitch-prone wheelchair lifts with ramps.