Author Archives: Jason Roberts

How does this help South Dallas?

The mayor recently stated that construction of the Trinity Toll Road would help grow South Dallas because it would create greater connectivity to jobs in North Dallas and help spur development along the route. Currently, 175 and I-45 carve through incredible South Dallas neighborhoods, and yet the land directly beside these roads has depressed values […]

Highway Removal Projects around the world

Streetfilms did a great job documenting a series of highway removals around the world. The assumption was major traffic back-ups would occur and development would be stifled. You’ll be surprised to find out what really happened:

The First Lady Learns About Oak Cliff Bicycle and Better Block Projects

Last night, my wife and I were invited to have dinner with the First Lady Michelle Obama along with six other moms and dads to talk about our community initiatives to promote greater health and fitness for children. It was an amazing night and we were honored to have the opportunity to brag about all of the […]

Save Safe Routes to School!

We need as many of you as possible to write your congressman to oppose the recent House Transportation bill that removes Safe Routes to School, and bicycle infrastructure funding. We’ve come too far to have the clock turned back now on our nation’s infrastructure. The League of American Bicyclists has created a simple email form […]

Fort Worth Avenue/West Commerce Bike Lane Meeting

Councilmembers Scott Griggs and Monica Alonzo are hosting a townhall to discuss implementation of bike lanes on FWA/West Commerce and the future of FWA/West Commerce Corridor as a complete street. The Fort Worth Avenue Development Group and a consortium of property owners and groups including BFOC recently contributed $25,000 toward the striping of bike lanes […]

Cyclist severely injured in accident on Jefferson Bridge

Yesterday at 2PM, while riding from Oak Cliff into Downtown, cyclist Dallas Torres was hit by a car on the Jefferson Viaduct snapping his bicycle in half and leaving him with a broken neck and collar. Fortunately, another cyclist who knew Dallas happened upon the scene while riding into town minutes later and called his […]

Celebrate!

Thanks to all who came out last night to celebrate the Fort Worth Avenue bike lane fundraiser!

Update from City Hall

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 […]

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

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, […]

BFOC Best of 2011 – Part 2

Now we bring you part 2 of our “Bike Friendly Oak Cliff Best of 2011” list. Special thanks to our judges, who were selected from throughout the region, for providing us their selections and write-ups. Congrats again to everyone who made the list! Most Bike Friendly Neighborhood: Richardson Who knew that our suburb to the North would […]