Dallas – A “Bike Friendly” Town?
Posted by youngsierrans on February 4, 2010
Over the last year I’ve become aware of a handful of local, neighborhood-driven bike advocacy groups around our city. These organizations mobilize grassroots support in making the Dallas area more bike-friendly by establishing discounts with local merchants, working with city council-folk to create cycle tracks on major thoroughfares (a first in Dallas), and hosting event-themed, recreational rides around town.
These groups must be having an effect – Dallas is creating a Bicycle Transportation Advisory Committee and is currently seeking applications. The committee is going to be a 15-person board and will help in developing Dallas’ future comprehensive bicycle plan (meeting monthly). Please email your applications to Max Kalhammer (Sr. Planner – Bicycle Coordinator), by Feb 15th, with the subject line “BAC Application.”
So dust off that ol’ Schwinn Stingray and get out to support these important local groups! If one doesn’t exist in your neighborhood, contact any of the below “friendly” organizers to learn what steps you can take to start one around your community. Happy Riding!