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Transportation

Will Dallas’ New Vision Zero Plan Actually Save Lives?

The idea of Vision Zero is noble: one traffic death is one too many. But does the strategy work?
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Urban Design

Dallas Should Spend $2 Billion to Scrap the Convention Center. No, Seriously.

The Dallas Convention Center is an urban design disaster. Regardless of whether you support the convention industry, the city has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reverse its negative impact on downtown.
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Local News

The City of Dallas Is Putting Parking Spots in Its Crosshairs

The city requires developments provide parking spots based on ratios created in the 1960s. It has been researching what will happen if that changes. How far will Dallas go?
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Government & Law

Mayor Johnson’s Priorities for Federal Infrastructure Dollars: I-30, Harold Simmons Park, Vision Zero

The mayor wrote a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg earlier this week, advocating for federal money for upcoming projects.

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Local Government

Dallas Bike Lane Infrastructure Overhaul Gains Momentum, But Will It Be Enough?

On Wednesday, the City Council votes on hiring a consultant to update its decade-old bike plan. And a new committee will be established to keep the process on track.
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Architecture & Design

Remembering Kevin Sloan, Urban Dreamer and Originator of Wild Dallas

The landscape architect’s big idea was that Dallas could change the way it imagines itself and its future by restoring nature's place within the urban environment.
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Good Public Transit

America Needs to Kick Its Car Dependency. Are Local Investments in Urban Design the Answer?

A BBC report details the U.S. automobile dependency’s outsized contribution to global warming and suggests a solution can be found in trusting cities to improve urban spaces.
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Bicycles

Biking in Dallas ‘Feels Like a Death Wish.’ Hopefully That Is Beginning to Change

As council members bike to City Hall to raise awareness around cycling, a Vox report reminds us how dangerous Dallas is for bicyclists.