Here is a list of bike lanes coming this year to Dallas

photo by Danny Fulgencio

It’s not a huge list, but most of the on-street bicycle facilities planned for Dallas this year are in Oak Cliff and Downtown.

City Council is expected Wednesday to authorize a $171,000 contract for the work with Kimley-Horn.

In Oak Cliff, there are bike facilities planned for El Dorado, Elsbeth and Zang.

There ought to be bike lanes on Clarendon, Jefferson, Beckley and many other places in Oak Cliff. Where would you put one?

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  • Marek B.

    If I had any say in it, I would do it like this. I would widen today’s sorry-state sidewalks from 1,75m today to at least 2,5m, leave only one continuous lane in each direction (but widen it a little bit) and widen the median – with cheap bollards for a start – to make crossing the street for pedestrians much more safer. Of course there should be a crossing at least at every other intersection…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c5021ed8529220961e7c1456af6f7a0f8ac21df50f08ebe4a29d68ac81a3cce7.png

  • GeneP54

    Doesn’t this seem terribly expensive for the work that’s being done? Esp. if these aren’t curbed lanes, but rather shared lanes.

  • East Oak Cliff

    Mike, I read that in Oak Cliff they will be shared lanes.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas-city-council/2017/01/11/unable-find-new-bike-czar-dallas-spends-171000-bike-lane-dollars-consultant

    This also an interesting article in regards to states looting funds from bike/ped projects to other projects such as car oriented projects. Texas transferred 50%, which I think is the max. – Which would affect Dallas.

    http://usa.streetsblog.org/2017/01/06/more-states-are-looting-federal-funds-for-walking-and-biking/

  • East Oak Cliff

    Marek, that’s interesting. If that is the case, then the current design is absurd. That would give a future design a lot of possibilities.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Marek B.

    If there i s only 10 000 cars a day, there could be only one lane in each direction and it would be no problem.

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  • Mike Dunlap

    What kind of bike lanes are these? Curb-protected lanes, lines on the street, or just sharrows (which the city has – laughably – often counted in announcing total miles of “bike lanes”)?

  • East Oak Cliff

    If we want to extend this to district 4 (East Oak Cliff), then I have a proposition.

    South Marsalis Avenue is a 6-lane divided street that is designed to carry 20,000 cars a day in both directions at 55 mph (signs say 35 mph) and cuts through single family housing. The recent data shows that in only carries 10,000 cars a day and people typically follow through with the designed speeds (55 mph). Since it is underutilized, drivers speed and residents park on the side of the street. It divides the East side from the West, because it is dangerous to cross, streets on winters give the healthy pedestrian just enough time to cross (one in a wheel chair or had disabilities would have trouble getting across), and is too wide.

    It is over design for speeds and capacity. It should be designed as a 4 lane road with protected bike lanes. If we keep it as it is – Rezone Marsalis for Mixed Use and more density – Or redesign it to the function (low-rise single family housing)

    On the South side of I35e it is designed this way BUT on the North side of I35e it is a 4 lane road with a wider pedestrian zone. (think history and the racist policies that happened on the South/East side).

    -Tony Hammontree

  • lakewoodhobo

    Edgefield should have a continuous bike lane from Coombs Creek Trail to the Elmwood park trail.