photoAbout 25 people from Oak Cliff and other parts of Dallas rode their bikes to the new Jefferson Viaduct cycle track Saturday afternoon for the bike lane’s official opening.

City Councilman Scott Griggs and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff arranged the ribbon cutting.

The Houston Street Viaduct, which closed this month for streetcar construction, is 101 years old, Griggs noted.

“So we’ve waited 101 year to create a safe route to downtown Dallas,” he said.

Zac Lytle of Bike Friendly Oak Cliff said “we’re thrilled to see it all coming together and making the city a safer place.”