Category DFW

Newly Updated Fort Worth Bike Lane / Bike Route Map

Reposted from Fortworthology.com Written & Photographed by Kevin Buchanan Thanks to the City of Fort Worth for passing this along – it’s a fully up-to-date map of central city Fort Worth bike infrastructure, as of this moment. Solid blue lines are on-street bike lanes, solid red lines are shared lane routes, solid green lines are […]

DFW.com on Fort Worth’s Booming Bicycle Scene

Are you paying attention, Dallas City Halll?  Ft. Worth is kicking our $%@#%%’s in bicycle infrastructure!  And thanks to great groups like Bike Friendly Ft. Worth and the site FortWorthology.com it’s only getting better!  Check out this great story below: Re-posted from Fort Worthology Photo by Richard Rodriguez, DFW.com Eric Griffey has been exploring Fort […]

Welcome Bike Friendly Mckinney!

Just got word there is a new Bike Friendly up north in Mckinney.  It’s great seeing bicycle advocacy spread! Here’s their mission: Welcome to Bike Friendly McKinney! This blog is intended to help communicate current events and all things bicycle to the 2-wheel residents of McKinney, Texas. We invite everyone to participate – if you […]

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 […]

BFOC’s Best of 2011 List – Part 1

It’s been an exciting year for bicycling news in and around Dallas, and though we have a long way to go before we start catching up to leading-edge bicycling cities, we’re beginning to make strides in the right direction. BFOC polled bicycle advocates throughout the region to help us create our first “Best of the […]

All Major US Cities beating Dallas for on-street bike infrastructure

The Dallas Observer has posted several articles recently highlighting the struggle our city has in installing a single mile worth of on street bike facilities. Meanwhile, the above graphic is from the Detroit Free Press highlighting the fact that even the “Motor City” has begun buildout of multiple miles worth of onstreet bike lanes. Below […]

Dallas Observer highlights major obstacle to implementing bike plan

During the Forward Dallas plan, planners from Kimley Horn noted that a major obstacle for implementing a change in city streets was a charter amendment made in the late 70’s that required every block to be notified when changing the street. The problem with this requirement is that a large network plan (ie. Complete Streets […]

Bicycles for All: Local groups that refurb and donate bicycles

Thought we’d promote a couple of great non-profits helping to salvage and refurbish donated bicycles for children and adults.  Check out these great local organizations: Spokes for Folks is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that refurbishes donated bicycles that are then given to children of families that could not otherwise afford to buy them. Check out […]

Donate to iBike Rosemont: Creating Safe Routes to School in Oak Cliff

Over the past couple of years, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff has advocated for the use of a bicycle as an alternative mode of transportation throughout Oak Cliff and the entire city.  It’s group rides have brought out more first-time and old-time bicyclists, and reacquainted them with bicycling again.  BFOC has helped lead the efforts that […]

BFOC’er rolling out Dallas Bike Signage Concept for the Ross Boulevard Challenge

If you’re planning on heading out to Ross Avenue on Sunday, expect to see some awesome wayfinding signage developed by BFOC’er Robbie Good, of focusEGD.