Bike Friendly Oak Cliff sends word this morning of a plan intended to turn Seventh Street into a "pedestrian/bicycle boulevard." It's among several bits of heads-up offered this morning, along with further promise of pedicabs courtesy Eno's.
Heads of Winnetka Heights home owners association, local business owners, and property owners are working with BFOC to develop Dallas first "pilot" pedestrian/bicycle boulevard along Seventh Street, connecting the Winnetka neighborhood with the Bishop Arts District. The street was the former trolley line, and is dotted with local hotspots such as the Turner House, the soon-to-be-opened Nova tapas/bicycle gastro pub, the Kessler Theatre, Seventh and Tyler Arts District, Bolsa (which was just listed in GQ as one of the top 10 new restaurants in the nation), and ending in Bishop Arts. The route will also be the spine of the area's pedicab route, which will be used to mitigate parking issues for visitors wanting to experience the area.
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.