BFOC Claims Our Neighbors to The West Are More Bike Friendly Than Dallas
The post starts out somewhat provocatively:
Are you paying attention, Dallas City Halll? Ft. Worth is kicking our $%@#%%’s in bicycle infrastructure!
How is Fort Worth becoming bike friendly faster than Dallas? From Griffey:
Part of my trepidation about the ride stemmed from my ignorance about the civic efforts that have been made on behalf of cyclists in recent years. The seeds of this bicycle renaissance were, in fact, first sown in 2006, when the Fort Worth City Council began discussing the creation of a progressive bike plan. The next year, Fort Worth South Inc., a nonprofit group created by the city to promote the Near Southside, worked with the city to develop a new zoning code for the area. This code gave the neighborhood an updated look, with widened sidewalks and new streetlights. It also added street markings called “sharrows” — denoting that bicyclists and cars share certain lanes of the road.
The city works with nonprofits to expedite projects. I wonder, though, where the money comes from for them, and how fast thoroughfare amendments can clear their council. That appears to be the problem in our fair burg.