Category Advocacy

Is it Naïve to Think Bicycles Can Change a City?

A bicycle changed my life. Why not Dallas? I started riding out of necessity. I had just moved back from Mexico and didn’t have a car. There was the anticipated benefit of physical activity but also unexpected advantages. Bicycles are lady magnets. They swoon, “Oh, he CARES about the environment.” Sorry to burst your bubble, […]

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

Making a New Year’s Resolution is easy, sticking to it is something totally different. So we decided to share our goals for 2015, that way we can hold ourselves accountable. Below is what we would like to accomplish here in Oak Cliff over the next year. 1. Implement a Productive Network of Bike Share Stations […]

The Wonderful Katy Trail!

Happy Holidays Dallas!

Let’s go for a bike ride over the river and through the woods! This time of year bicycles magically appear under the Christmas Tree or near the Hanukkah Menorah, so let’s break out the ol’ 10 Speed and revive the holiday spirit! One of my most useful bike routes around Dallas is from Oak Cliff […]

5 things Dallas got right in 2014

The efforts of those of us who call themselves “bike advocates” in Dallas can commonly feel like fruitless labor. We too-often find ourselves on the wrong end of the awards list when it comes to surveys, polls, and quality-of-infrastructure lists anytime we pick up a magazine or click on a Facebook link. It should reasonably […]

Cyclesomatic | Bike to City Hall, October 22nd, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

  Advocacy is a principle foundation of our mission at Bike Friendly Oak Cliff.  More bike lanes are soon to come online in Oak Cliff and we need your presence to show the policy makers why more infrastructure, enforcement, programs, and laws need to be implemented to help make bicycles a part of our transportation […]

Extend the Streetcar, Stop Subsidizing Parking Garages

(The new streetcar line connecting Oak Cliff to Downtown Dallas. photo from Dart.org) We’ve reached a point where the success of the Bishop Arts District is causing an unpleasant realization: We’re out of room, and we either spread to the next block, or we start digging parking garages. At approximately $10Million dollars a garage, you’re looking […]

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 […]

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is on Instagram!

  Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is now on Instagram to share daily photos of local cycling advocacy issues, BFOC events, rides, and anything else that promotes cycling in our great city.  We hand over the account every two weeks or so to a different BFOC board member to give you a fresh perspective on everything […]

Cliff Temple Baptist donates $2,000 for iBike Rosemont lights for kids

Thanks to a generous donation from the Cliff Temple Baptist Church, we’ll be handing out lights to all the kids who bike to Rosemont Elementary school next week! We purchased over 800 special red and white LED bike light sets from Bike Texas. Each pair even includes some great tips for biking – in English & Spanish! […]

Vamos al Trabajo por Bicicleta, el 16 de Mayo, Estación de Descanso de Oak Cliff, Jefferson St. Viaduct

El Día Nacional de Irse en Bicicleta al Trabajo Viernes El 16 de Mayo, 2014 6:30-9:00am Estación de Descanso para Ciclistas Desayuno / Bebidas / Revisas de Seguridad Gratis Andar en bicicleta al trabajo no siempre es algo fácil, mucho menos aquí en Dallas, TX, sin embargo, está mejorando poco a poco, con el aumento […]