Category Infrastructure

Bike to City Hall 2013

Join Councilman Scott Griggs and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff Wednesday October 23rd for at ride through downtown, starting at Main Street Garden at 8am, to the Dallas City Hall Plaza for an 8:30am press conference. Oak Cliff cyclists will meet at 7:30am @ Oddfellows to bike into downtown together, converging with cyclists from all over […]

Shifting Gears Lecture series with transportation expert Dr. John Pucher

This came to us from Bike Texas: We’re bringing the expert and the elected officials and press to you. We need the cycling community to show up in force. Join BikeTexas, the Irving Chamber of Commerce, state and local elected officials, and supporting organizations on Saturday, April 13 for the Shifting Gears Lecture series with […]

The New Jefferson Viaduct Cycletrack

No doubt you’ve heard several of the local television stations and news sources do stories about the closing of the Houston St. Viaduct for construction on the upcoming streetcar line.  With that change came a seriously planned reconfiguration of the traffic flow on the Jefferson St Viaduct, it’s younger, and less architecturally interesting partner. In […]

Update, Council Briefing of Bike Plan Moved to February 20th

UPDATE– Max Kalhammer, the Dallas Bicycle Coordinator for the city has informed us they’re preparing the briefing to the council on February 20th, NOT this Wednesday, February 6th.  We will continue to host a group ride to the meeting for those that can attend. We encourage any other Bike Friendly groups to rally their troops […]

Group Ride to the City Council Briefing of the Dallas Bike Plan – Update***

As discussed in a recent post of ours, the Dallas City Council will be briefed about the progress of the 2011 Dallas Bike Plan.  BFOC is hosting a group ride that morning to city hall from Oak Cliff.  We encourage any other Bike Friendly groups to rally their troops and meet up at 8:30 AM […]

Ft Worth Avenue Bike Lanes Happening Now!

Those are real bike lanes going down on Ft Worth Avenue from Sylvan to Edgefield! What you see is the pre-striping outline of the bike lanes that will hopefully be painted today if the weather holds. This project is a joint effort of the Ft Worth Avenue Development Group, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff and the […]

February 20th Council Briefing of the 2011 Dallas Bike Plan –Updated**

The above graphic illustrated the first public meeting scheduled for the public in reviewing the update to the Dallas Bike Plan which passed on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Since then we’ve heard various trials and tribulations for implementing the plan and how to help fund the plan.  However, since today’s news of a safe passing […]

Safe Passing Ordinance…Passed!

Bicycling magazine’s ranking of Dallas as the worst bike friendly city earlier this year, is starting to erode away with time and muscle from the Mayor and pro-bicycling councilpersons Griggs, Hunt, Kedane & Greyson. At this mornings council meeting, the city passed the Vulnerable user ordinance, a.k.a “please pass bicycles and other lawful user types […]

Sylvan Avenue Bike Lanes proposed

  Sylvan Avenue Bike Lanes Proposed Public meeting December 10th, Salon Las Americas, 1004 Ft. Worth Avenue, 6pm Bike Friendly Oak Cliff needs every able bodied person to attend a public meeting December 10th at Salon Las Americas, 1004 Ft. Worth Avenue, 6 pm to review plans for converting the six lane Sylvan Road to four […]

Council Set to Pass Safe Passing Ordinance

The video above was posted to the Dallas Morning News city hall blog, and shows the head cam and audio of a bicyclist riding and describing how to ride in the new shared bicycle lanes in downtown. Furthermore, Dallas is set to pass its first ever safe passing ordinance at tomorrow’s city council meeting.  It […]