Category Infrastructure

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Protected Bike Lanes on Sylvan!

another connection across the river now has bicycle facilities. The newly re-built Sylvan Ave bridge now has a protected bicycle lane running in both directions for cyclists to cross the river and access the Trinity Skyline Trail (access soon to open). To get here from Oak Cliff, head north on Beckley or Sylvan Ave. The […]

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Public Meeting Tonight! Tyler-Polk Two Way Conversion and Bicycle Lanes

We need a load of people on bicycles to attend a thoroughfare amendment plan meeting to notify the public about converting Tyler-Polk from Canty to Pembroke Ave BACK to two-ways and adding bicycle infrastructure to Polk St. Ride you bicycles and bring a friend! CITY OF DALLAS NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TYLER STREET AND POLK […]

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Jefferson Cycle Track: Traffic Control (while we wait for the streetcar)

We know how difficult it’s been to deal with the street car construction as bicyclists and drivers (yes, we drive cars too, and pay to build road!) The city has been very accommodating when we’ve been frustrated at accessing the Jefferson St cycle track during so much change. However, see this post on BikeableDallas.com about […]

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Bike Parking: A How-to Guide

A comprehensive Bicycle Parking Guide for developers or businesses interested in installation! Great work, City Staffer Ashley Haire

Bike Flash-Mob!

Bicycle Flash-Mob, Oak Cliff Style

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is hosting a New Spring Break Event, ¡Paletas y Bicicletas!, that will include Multiple Kids Bike Giveaways, Luchadores, Pinatas, Mariachis and DOOR-PRIZES. More information about the event can be found here. We would like to invite all cyclists, groups, clubs and individuals to join us that day. The idea is that groups […]

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Proposed Thoroughfare Plan Amendment for Bicycle Infrastructure to Beckley Ave and Zang Blvd

(Mailed) February 24, 2015     CITY OF DALLAS NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING   PROPOSED THOROUGHFARE PLAN AMENDMENT (1)  BECKLEY AVENUE BETWEEN IH-30 and ZANG BOULEVARD (2)  ZANG BOULEVARD BETWEEN COLORADO BOULEVARD and BECKLEY AVENUE (3)  ZANG BOULEVARD between BECKLEY AVUENUE and DAVIS STREET   Your input is requested at a community meeting to discuss […]

Remember the Bikes!

Dallas, You Just Lost Some Cool Points

We can all agree on the “Best State in the Union,” however most Texans disagree on city superiority. I imagine the argument has raged since William Barret Travis first drew a line in the sand. We may always disagree on the best city in Texas, but we can agree on what makes one city “cooler,” […]

To Edgefield and Beyond!

Edgefield Ave: Oak Cliff’s North-South Cycling Route

Yesterday I discovered my new favorite bicycle route! As a cyclist, I often struggle to find a safe, north and south bike route that allows access to all areas of Oak Cliff. Most of the north-south through-ways in Oak Cliff are very hilly, have high speed traffic and are not exactly what I would call […]

Anita Bikes!

Everyone Bikes: Anita Mills

Everyone poops and everyone bikes. This is the first in a series of short bios of neighborhood cyclists. Meet your neighbor, Anita, she bikes too. Anita Mills: 66 yrs, Gardening Consultant, Bishop Arts Neighborhood Cyclist Questionnaire: 1. Why do you ride? Health – recreation 2. Type of riding? Short errands in neighborhood, exercise 3. Where […]

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, […]