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Dallas Bicycling Growth: 2014 vs. 2015

Want to see how much bicycling increased in Dallas in 2015? Check out this link: http://labs.strava.com/heatmap/2014-2015.html#14/-96.80182/32.78414/gray/bike You can slide the center bar back and forth to see the difference between 2014 and 2015. Be sure to check out the areas where we added new routes in 2015 (Uplawn, Sylvan, McMillan, Swiss, Oak...

Look Out Texans: Meet our Dallas BIKESTARS!

As a follow-up to our previous post this summer about the safety and education campaign underway by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, we are pleased to bring you a few of the Dallas BIKESTARS representing our community. Keep an eye out for these bicycle-loving Dallasites on digital billboards around the city, and check out the Look...

Protected Bike Lanes on Sylvan!

As promised, flex stake-protected bike lanes have been installed on the new Sylvan Bridge! We used a lane diet to create a one-foot buffer between the bike lanes and adjacent travel lanes. Then our Streets Department crews installed flex stakes in the buffer space to create the protected lanes. These are the same durable flex stakes used on the Jefferson...

City of Dallas Bicycle Parking Inventory and Map!

Here’s another little side project we have going on… inventorying all the existing bicycle parking in Dallas. Ultimately, we want to someday create a smart phone-friendly way to access it when you’re looking for a place to lock up. (See 10/2/2015 UPDATE at bottom of this post!!) The map below is interactive and provides information on bike racks both...

Bicycle Facilities 101: What do the new markings mean?

As the Dallas bike network is growing, we’ve gotten a variety of questions from residents (or seen them posed on social media) about what the new markings mean. Since Dallas has never had much in the way of on-street bicycle markings, it’s understandable that both drivers and bicyclists may not fully understand the function of the new symbols they see...

Coming to a low-volume, low-speed street near you!

The bike network in Dallas is growing before our very eyes! We’ve added shared lane markings on a number of low-volume, low-speed streets in Oak Lawn, Lakewood, East Dallas, and North Dallas. A year ago, we had 17.8 miles of bicycle facilities on the ground. As of today, we’re at 37.3 miles, and there is more progress on the way (including bike lanes)! Here...

Who wants to be a Metroplex BIKE STAR???

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG, http://www.nctcog.org/) is putting together an educational campaign to reach motorists, pedestrians, and people riding bicycles. The goal of the campaign is to bring awareness to road safety and encourage us all to look out for each other and be cautious when out and about. The theme of the campaign...

So many projects coming online!

Everywhere we look, there are new bicycle facility projects going in! It’s so exciting! Here are a few that are in progress and should be ready for riding soon… McMillan Avenue At long last… after several unforeseen delays, bike lanes are being installed on McMillan! You can soon ride the new lanes from Richmond Avenue in the south to Ellsworth Avenue...

New Facilities, New Connections!

I was out of town most of last week and while I was gone, the striping crew went to town on installing shared lane markings. (I know everyone is clamoring for more actual bike lanes. We have a slew of those in the works, but they take more time to clear all the political and policy hurdles we must contend with. So hang in there, it’s coming.) Here’s...

New Uplawn-Oaktown Route! … err, I mean, Uptown-Oak Lawn!

It’s here! Say hello to our little friend: A new bike route between Uptown and Oak Lawn! We lovingly refer to it as the UPLAWN route… This new route uses Fairmount Street, Welborn Street, and Holland Avenue to create an easy ride from the State-Thomas area, through Uptown, and into Oak Lawn. Uptown-Oak Lawn Route (click for larger image) This route...

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