Sustainability – Walkable & Bikeable Community

Oakwood is a highly walkable and bikeable community with schools, shops, houses of worship, parks, and community services all within blocks of one another.  The city continuously looks for ways to promote and maintain a safe environment for walking and cycling.

  • Sidewalk Maintenance: The city places great emphasis on the maintenance of public sidewalks. Each year, 25% of the city sidewalks are inspected and repaired or replaced as needed.  Also, the city’s Code Enforcement Officer conducts routine inspections to identify locations where trees or vegetation are encroaching public sidewalks.
  • Shroyer Road Improvements: The 2017 Shroyer Road improvement project included construction of dedicated bike lanes on both sides of the street between the roadway and adjacent curb. The project significantlyimproved the safety performance of Shroyer Road for all transportation modes (e.g., vehicle, pedestrian, bicycle).  Vehicle speeds dropped dramatically, as did the number of accidents.
  • Public Transportation: The city supports the efforts of the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in promoting public transportation.
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