For those who haven't really read the Dallas Bike Plan, you might want to sit down with it sooner than later -- both the 76-page document and the June addendum, which runs 42 pages. Like, say, turn to Page 33 of the plan, where you'll find the heading "Strategic Demonstration/Early Implementation Projects." That's where you'll find the chart you see above, which has the quick wins on the city's to-do list -- "many of which are already programmed and funded as City Thoroughfare Plan reconstruction projects," says the document, "which represent an opportunity to implement discrete segments of the Dallas Bikeway System."
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Not all are gonna be that quick -- like the Riverfront redo, which stalled out at council before the summer break. But I see on Thursday the city's Thoroughfare Committee is meeting to consider three amendments to the Thoroughfare Plan, one of which involves reconfiguring Bishop Avenue from Colorado Boulevard to Neely Street -- turning Bishop from a four-lane undivided roadway to a "special three lane undivided with bicycle lanes within 100 feet of right of way" and so on. I asked Jason Roberts about it, and he says this has been in the planning stage for a year -- ever since a massive '06 bond project involving bigger medians proved unwieldy and transmogrified into a bike-lane redo.