Buffered Bike Lanes Coming to Sylvan/Tyler-Polk

The announcement has been made public that among  the city of Dallas’ next bicycle infrastructure projects is  coming to the Sylvan/Tyler-Polk corridor from I-30 to Davis.  We were told at the Dallas Bicycle Coalition meeting yesterday evening that it should kick off within the next month or so.

Here’s the public announcement letter received by one of our Board members who lives within the public announcement area:

SylvanBikeLaneAnnoucementLetter

We appreciate the leadership of Scott Griggs who has helped bring more bicycling infrastructure to our neighborhood, our local bike shops, Oak Cliff Bicycle Company and Dallas Bike Works who sell and support city bicycling, and developers like Dave Spence for having the foresight to bring in more bicycle related businesses and encourage bicycling to his tenants businesses!

If you’d like to voice your appreciation about this new project, please email Scott Griggs at scott.griggs@dallascityhall.com or Jared White at jared.white@dallascityhall.com.

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3 comments

  1. Have you ever ridden Sylvan from Kessler Parkway to Davis? Talk about a dangerous and extremely high endurance trek! You need to actually ride this before naming it a project. It has to be the most dangerous ride in town to be endorsed by the City! I tried it once and I ride 10-12 miles 2 or 3 times a week all over Oak Cliff–I thought I would surely get hit because the curve in the road makes bikes really hard to see, plus my speed slowed from about 15mph to about 2 mph due to the steep incline. This is going to cost lives–please reconsider after actually riding it, but I would have a car behind you to protect you even then.

    Alternative route: Cedar Hill to the west or Edgefield or Montreal to the east.


    Stephanie Pedro, AICP

  2. Steph, with the buffered bike lane and one less car lane of traffic, it will make for a safe route. I agree, as I ride this route quite a bit, it’s not safe in it’s current configuration. Please email councilman Griggs or jared about your concern and that you support bicycling infrastructure in Oak Cliff

  3. Reblogged this on Bike Friendly Oak Cliff and commented:

    Well, that didn’t happen.

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