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Want to weigh in on biking in Dallas? City sets workshops for public input

Want to weigh in on biking in Dallas? City sets workshops for public input

Cyclist ride near White Rock Lake on Tuesday. The city is seeking input from residents on its bike plan. The city of Dallas is asking…

Wednesday, Oct 19

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Cyclist ride near White Rock Lake on Tuesday. The city is seeking input from residents on its bike plan. The city of Dallas is asking for public input on its Dallas Bike Plan update and ForwardDallas Comprehensive Land Use Plan through community workshops starting on Wednesday until Nov. 5.

ForwardDallas is a comprehensive master plan designed by the city to be a guide on how land citywide should be used. This will affect urban design, transportation and housing.

The updated bike plan will modernize the 2011 version. The Department of Transportation began the development early this year and is set to have a plan by late spring next year.

Kathryn Rush, chief planner with the city’s transportation department, said that right now Dallas has a lot of shared roadways for cyclists, which are just signage and markings on the road.

“They’re very cheap to build and we can build a lot of them, but they tend to not be super comfortable or really connect and be useful in our higher-density areas,” Rush said. “We want to focus on building higher-quality facilities, but also focus on building the critical connections.”

The city approved $500,000 for development of the plan and $2 million from the general funds to implement the bicycle facilities.

The workshops, co-hosted by the Department of Transportation and Planning and Urban Design department, will include activities to visualize the plan and add input.“The City of Dallas deserves a land use plan that embodies everyone’s goals and vision. We’re excited to delve into the […]

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