Words on the Streets

By all accounts, the 2011 Dallas Bike Plan revision is off to an incredibly strong start.  According to Peter Lagerwey, Project Manager for Toole Design Group, the May 27th Bike Plan open house/public meeting at City Hall was among the best attended such event that he has ever been a part of.  So many comments, … Continue reading

Oh What a Night…

More than 250 people packed Dallas City Hall’s council chambers last night for the kick-off meeting of the 2011 Dallas Bike Plan.  Not too bad, considering that the room has a seating capacity of 250!  Among the attendees at the meeting were Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, DART President Gary Thomas, and a number of city … Continue reading

Bike to the Future!

Once upon a time, Dallas was a compact city where people had a variety of transportation options.  Streetcars served every neighborhood, pedestrians had the right of way, and even bicycling was more than just a recreational activity.  Somewhere in the early 1950s that all changed.  We, as a city bought into the promise of a better … Continue reading

Make plans to make plans!

The future of our fair city begins now May 27th!  That is the date selected for the very first 2011 Dallas Bike Plan public meeting /open house.  The purpose of the meeting is simple: the city (and their consultants) want to know what the vision, goals, and objectives of local residents are regarding bicycling.  What are the needs?  … Continue reading