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We’re awaiting BikeDenton’s report on the recent NCTCOG Bike and Pedestrian meeting, but what we’ve heard so far, sounds pretty exciting. Specifically, Richardson has rolled out bike lanes along Custer and Grove roads. The neighborhood associations fought to have these implemented, and traffic planners in the city moved forward with these streets as test-case scenarios. BFOC has also been contacted by community advocates hoping to model a similar organization to our own in Richardson, so expect to hear word soon.
Speaking of BikeDenton, a bicycle advocating mother attended a city briefing with three children in tote, promoting installation of bike lanes on Pennsylvania Drive. She’s petitioned fellow neighbors, and it appears there’s major momentum occurring within the community to get these installed.
Arlington was also profiled this week on tradingmarkets.com about issues with pedicab services taxiing people from parking lots to the stadiums. Further in the article, the writer discusses the city’s recent initiatives to install bike lanes. This was news to us, as Arlington is one of the largest US cities without public transit, and has previously not shown a lot of support for bike and ped friendly programs like complete streets initiatives.
Of course, Fort Worth is still moving along with their planned 470 miles of bicycle lanes. We hope to have more updates here soon. Also, our neighbors to the South, officially receive their first bike sharrows tomorrow. Stay tuned to Austinontwowheels for more information on this development.
And lastly, but most importantly, Dallas is set to announce a major southern sector street designed with bicycle lanes within days. We were informed at a recent chamber meeting on this announcement, and are excited about its proximity to Downtown. Official word will probably come down from the Fort Worth Avenue Development Group (and no, it’s not on FWA). After this announcement, a second street, which we have a bit more details on, is set to be announced as well. Stay tuned!