Category Infrastructure

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 […]

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 […]

Cycling the Mean Streets of Oak Cliff: A Guide to Making it Out Alive

Oak Cliff is my favorite place to ride, which may sound odd based on its reputation as the rough side of town, but I stand by it. Oak Cliff rivals the most scenic parts of town. The hills on Colorado Blvd through Kessler Park and around Stevens Park are second to none. The history and […]

Bishop Arts District

DART d-Link to the Rescue!

Last week the d-Link saved my butt. One evening, on my commute home, thanks to the pot-holes up and down Elm Street, from Deep Ellum to downtown, I broke a spoke. I faced a 2-3 mile walk home, through downtown, over the Trinity, by way of the Jefferson Blvd Bridge. Luckily, I remembered the d-Link […]

Cycling Pegasus

No Better Way to Start the Day!

Sometimes we all need a little extra motivation to get out of bed in the morning and take ourselves to work. For me, I find the little push I need on two wheels. I didn’t always commute to work on a bicycle, so I know it can be intimidating and takes preparation. A good step […]

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 […]

Rolling Ribbon Cutting June 15 for the Trinity River Revel!

You’re invited to join Bike Friendly Oak Cliff and cyclists from around the city to celebrate the grand opening of three new bike-friendly arrivals to the Trinity River corridor: Trinity Skyline Trail along the river, the Continental Avenue Bridge Park and West Dallas Gateway Plaza connecting to Trinity Groves, and the Sylvan Avenue Bridge that […]

SoPac Trail Phase 3 Meeting | Biking In Dallas

  Be sure to try and attend a meeting this Thursday, November 14, at 6:30pm at Ridgewood Recreation Center on 6818 Fisher Rd (map), read more here  SoPac Trail Phase 3 Meeting | Biking In Dallas. Here’s a map of the proposed SOPAC Trail: