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Talking Headways Podcast: Putting Dallas Back Together Again

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Patrick Kennedy comes on the podcast this week to talk about what’s going on in Dallas. We discuss the highway removal campaign known as A New Dallas and the recent Texas DOT CityMap Plan to re-imagine the freeways and roads in the city’s downtown. We also discuss downtown subways, urban politics, why existing walkable neighborhoods matter to new walkable neighborhoods, and what’s going […]

Parking Madness: Dallas vs. Duluth

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Had enough of ugly parking craters? Too bad! We’re barely halfway through the first round of Parking Madness. As such, Streetsblog will continue to assault your eyes with a surface parking horror show for days on end. Yesterday, the moonscape of downtown Niagara Falls annihilated a quaint-by-comparison crater in Ann Arbor. Today, perennial contender The Big D […]

The Pendulum Swings Away From Highways on the Dallas City Council

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A runoff election Saturday has solidified who’s in and who’s out of the Dallas City Council. At stake were the future of two highway projects: the construction of the Trinity Toll Road and the removal of I-345 to make way for walkable development. Highway opponents gained ground, though not enough for a majority. Before the election, four of 14 votes […]

Bike Lane-less Dallas Inches Forward

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Competition between cities is a healthy thing when it comes to bike infrastructure. Of course, the thing about competitions is, somebody’s going to wind up being the loser, for lack of a better word. And in the race for bike-friendliness, Dallas, Texas is bringing up the rear. Dallas is the largest US city without a […]

Freeways Without Futures: I-345 in Dallas

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In this Streetfilm, Patrick Kennedy, founder of A New Dallas, talks about the movement to replace Interstate 345 in downtown Dallas with connected streets and walkable development. Shot at the “Freeways Without Futures” session at the Congress for New Urbanism’s recent conference in Dallas, the piece provides views of I-345 from heights most people never get to see. Kennedy was joined […]

Dallas Highway Teardown PAC Snags Two Council Seats. Next Up: Runoff

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A coalition of Dallas residents trying to build a more walkable, people-friendly city gained some momentum in Tuesday’s election, picking up at least two City Council seats. At stake is the potential replacement of a downtown highway segment with mixed-use development and parks. The balance of power in the council now comes down to a June runoff. There were six […]