Update from City Hall

January 4, 2012 § 1 Comment

Check presented by Fort Worth Avenue Development Group to Councilmembers Alonzo and Griggs

The entire City Council along with City Manager Mary Suhm and others were on hand to celebrate the fundraising campaign by the Fort Worth Avenue Development Group to stripe bike lanes that were recommended in the 2011 Dallas Bike Plan. Council member Alonzo spoke on how it was necessary for communities to come together to help move these projects forward and stressed the importance for the city to implement this project. Scott Griggs, former president of the FWADG and council member for District 3, also spoke in support of the effort, while the Mayor congratulated the group and asked that more public and private partnerships like this occur throughout the city to help larger portions of the bike plan become reality. According to Dallas planning director, Theresa O’Donnell, the project will be expedited and should be installed by July of this year.

We’ll be celebrating this Friday, January 6th, at 6:30PM at the Bar Belmont. Join us for drinks and a group photo with the giant check! Click here for the Facebook invite.

Again, we want to acknowledge all of the local businesses and organizations throuhgout the corridor who contributed to the cause and helped make this campaign a success:

Fort Worth Avenue Development Group
Bike Friendly Oak Cliff
Options Real Estate
Old Oak Cliff Conservation League
Metro Paws
the Belmont Hotel
Victor Balis & Amanda Cross
SMOKE
Chicken Scratch
the Foundry

Press Conference at City Hall Announced for Bike Lanes on Fort Worth Avenue

January 3, 2012 § 2 Comments

After the recent controversy surrounding the absence of recommended bike lane installations (per the 2011 Dallas Bike Plan) on Fort Worth Avenue, the non-profit organization Fort Worth Avenue Development Group spearheaded a rapid fundraising effort which began with an initial $15,000 contribution by the group. An additional $10,000 has been donated by local businesses, organizations, and residents all along the two mile corridor in order to install bicycle lanes from Colorado Boulevard to Beckley Avenue. Council members Scott Griggs, and Monica Alonzo will welcome the group and accept the check which is being given with the condition that the bicycle infrastructure is installed within 6 months from the time given. Other donors include SMOKE, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Amanda Cross, Victor Balis, the Belmont Hotel, Chicken Scratch, the Foundry, Metro Paws, the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, Options Real Estate, and area developers who are in strong support of the initiative to make Fort Worth Avenue “Bike Friendly”!

You can attend the press conference by heading to City Hall at noon on Wednesday, January 4th in the Flag Room (6th Floor). Click here for a Facebook invite and here to view the press release.

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