You have two more chances to add your input to the redesign of Tyler and Polk Streets in North Oak Cliff. They’ve been a couplet of one-way streets for decades and are under consideration for a conversion back to two-way. Tyler-Polk isn’t alone in this conversation either — next up, McKinney and Cole.
Even if you just work or play in North Oak Cliff you can submit input. Speakers at the last meeting tended to qualify their opinions with their address and tenure in the neighborhood, but anyone can submit a comment card, or even easier, shoot an email to Councilman Scott Griggs: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s What You Should Know
“The [newly converted two-way streets will] function as part of a safer, more comprehensible, less intimidating network, one that promotes multiple forms of transportation and better serves economic development.” – Southbend, Indiana discussing a similar road conversion project
The primary objectives:
- enhanced economic development opportunities for existing businesses and potential future development along these roads
- increasing safety of other modes of transportation, especially biking and walking, but also bus transit
- improve pedestrian experience (accomplishing the other two objectives) by slowing car speeds
Remember the first ever Better Block at Tyler & 7th, April 2010? That’s basically the inspiration here — more street life, which is better for business. Only the sidewalk widths aren’t changing and we won’t be adding outdoor cafe seating.