Tag Archives: Complete Streets

Jefferson Boulevard Viaduct to be a Complete Street this Fall

Update:  There is an upcoming town hall meeting that will a meeting with neighbors at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Hampton Illinois Branch Library This came to us from Councilman Scott Griggs this morning! Complete streets are coming to our Jefferson Boulevard Viaduct! The Jefferson Boulevard Viaduct is being transformed from a one-way, […]

Riverfront Boulevard: What’s in a name, Dallas? Would that which we call a complete street by any other name smell as sweet?

Act II in the multimillion dollar production Riverfront Boulevard is scheduled to debut Monday, May 10 at 7 pm (a reception to meet the cast and crew starts at 6:30 pm) in the Conference Room Auditorium at City Hall, when the City of Dallas will host a “public involvement workshop” about the newly proposed Riverfront […]

Dallas’ First Complete Street a Success!

This weekend, BFOC and Go Oak Cliff combined efforts to install Dallas’ first complete street for two days only. Taking up two blocks from Seventh Street to Eighth Street, along Tyler, we converted a 43′, 3 lane car-only road, to a street that included a bike lane (cycle track) with outside parking creating a dedicated […]

Being Judged by the Deadliest City for Pedestrians in the Nation

(intersection in Orlando) While Dallas develops its plan for implementing complete streets, and moves away from its Vehicular Cyclist past of developing roads for cars over people (where bicyclists simply adapt), it’s important to note that other cities still struggle with coordinators who stop positive change for dogma at all costs. We’ve regularly noted how […]

Building a Complete Street in Oak Cliff

(Image from Copenhagencyclechic.com) When Google unveiled its new email platform Wave, the developers started from scratch, and decided to throw out preconceived notions of how people already communicate via email’s limited foundation, and built an entirely new platform combining the best features of email, social media, and more. A similar approach must be taken to […]

Dallas Ranks in Top 15 for Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians

Early last week, Transportation For America and the Surface Transportation Policy Partnership released a study of the most dangerous streets in the country for pedestrians among areas of at least a million residents. Dallas ranked 13th, which fortunately beat out Houston’s 8th place ranking. Of the top 10 cities, all were located in the deep […]

Oct. 8th, Angela Hunt speaking at the Texas Theatre and Contested Streets Documentary

On October 8th, the Oak Cliff Transit Authority and the Fort Worth Avenue Development Group Present “Contested Streets” at the Texas Theatre On Thursday October 8th, at 7:30PM, Council Member Angela Hunt will host the evening and discuss infrastructure developments and initiatives noted from recent trips to Portland, Vancouver, and Copenhagen at the historic Texas […]

More National Organizations Endorsing Complete Streets

We mentioned the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent endorsement of bicycle lanes to curb obesity trends along with the Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Ray LaHood, citing Portland as THE model for 21st century US city planning, and it now appears more organizations are coming online in support each month. The […]

Planetizen’s “Complete Streets” Series

(A green streets poster produced by the City of Portland as part of the Environmental Services Green Streets Initiative.) The website, Planetizen, is putting out a fascinating series of articles on Complete Streets, titled “Rethinking the Street Space: Why Street Design Matters” (Part one, Part two). In it, the designers note: “In the past two […]

The Plan

(Image from Copenhagencyclechic.com) Earlier in the week, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) released a report called “Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States”. In the report, they recommend the following strategies: Communities Should Enhance Infrastructure Supporting Bicycling Enhancing infrastructure supporting bicycling includes creating bike lanes, shared-use paths, […]