Dallas City Flag at Dallas City Hall
In the Dallas Observer, there's a story about lost cycling opportunity. It's linked here. If you either like or dislike the Cycle*Dallas blog, you MUST read it. I don't agree with the subject of the article in all respects, but I'm glad I was privileged to meet him and get a chance to talk. It was a triple treat since Keri and Lisa B (both of CommuteOrlando fame) were also present for most of the discussion. It was even worth driving into downtown Dallas at rush hour (though I would not want to do THAT very often!). The article relates a local cycling history that directly ties into what is reviewed here (I'm not quite done with the book yet). It's a history that's still evolving.
Dallas City Fathers and Mothers may never realize it, but Dallas has lost great cycling opportunity, through a failure to heed good advice and encourage its expansion. Its loss will affect all cyclists around DFW.
Quoting one who has exerted more influence on my cycling and attitude towards traffic than he can know: "simul justus et peccator." His sins have never been those of pushing meaningless or dangerous fluff at the cost of fundamentals.
Y'all have a Happy Thanksgiving. Don't burn the house down with the ol' turkey fryer!