Inspired by the great and rapid success of groups like Bike Friendly Oak Cliff to use bicycling as a means to building a happier, healthier, and more livable community, Bike Friendly Knox-Henderson was created on the mantra “if not here, where, and if not now, when?”
Knox-Henderson is a bridge, both literally and figuratively, that links some of the most vibrant urban neighborhoods in the city of Dallas. Uptown, the M Streets, and East Dallas are teeming with life and spirit but remain frustratingly disconnected by the barriers of an automobile-centric infrastructure.
We believe that the time has come for a truly inclusive approach to transportation – one that affords us all the freedom to choose how we travel, both within and between our neighborhoods. Bicycling may not always be the best solution for all people or all trips, but what is increasingly evident is that the presence of a thriving bicycling culture is among the strongest indicators of a community’s safety and vitality.
The mission of Bike Friendly Knox-Henderson is to engage local residents, businesses, and city leaders in an effort to create a more accommodating environment for bicyclists. Ultimately, we feel that we will have achieved success when no matter if you arrive by car, by bike, or by foot, you feel welcome.