See plans for the Tyler/Polk two-way plan next week

Tyler one way

The conversion of Tyler and Polk to two-way streets is moving ahead.

The plan calls for making Tyler a two-way street with two lanes on each side, plus on-street parking. Polk would have one lane each way plus bike lanes on both sides of the streets.

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Proponents of the plan say the change will slow traffic and that two-way streets will help retail businesses on Tyler at Davis. But it likely will reduce some of the on-street parking.

See the plan and give your input during an open house and presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Tyler Street United Methodist Church’s Anderson Hall.

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  • KeepOurFreedoms

    You can twist my words, but that doesn’t make it true. Change for the better is a good thing, no resistance needed. Change just for the heck of it and put money in politicians pockets is totally different. Open your eyes and see. The end.

  • tx18wheels

    Actually you did in your original post. “We don’t need slow traffic”. So you want faster traffic, obviously. Tyler/Polk during their One Way segments are nothing short of a racetrack. The pace is nowhere near the posted speed limits. Two Way traffic slows down the pace, making it safe for families walking, biking, jogging and opens the door to potential retail to the area. More cars going 50 MPH does not enhance small business. I ride my bike daily in Oak Cliff. Crossing Tyler/Polk is nothing shy of a life threatening event. You can still take that route. Get up earlier, leave earlier. Slow down and enjoy the ride. Neighborhoods are not responsible for getting you to work in the absolute shortest time span possible.

  • KeepOurFreedoms

    Who said anything about speed? So you admit that you are from California. If you were for small business you would want more cars/people going by that business. If you don’t think the streets are safe, call the police. Don’t mess up the entire works because of a few.

  • Willie Stark

    That’s a good one. If you are for safer streets, small business and a vibrant community you must be a Californian. Bahahaha.

    But by God you should be able to speed to work!

  • KeepOurFreedoms

    I guess you must be one of those …… californians. You don’t want others to work, you just want to let all the illegals in. If you don’t like Dallas, please feel free to move on.

  • Willie Stark

    Haha! Typical Dallas mentality.

  • KeepOurFreedoms

    We don’t need slow traffic. We need a way to and from work where we don’t have to get on I35.

  • lakewoodhobo

    Some people will resist this change but I have no doubt that it’ll make Tyler and Polk much safer. This will in turn help the businesses there.