comprehensive bicycle transportation plan; it makes regular improvements and expansions to its fine network of paved bicycle trails, mostly along the Trinity River; it’s considering a bike-sharing plan; bike lanes are being delineated on key thoroughfares in and around downtown; and Mayor-elect Betsy Price, an avid cyclist, has been urging employers to provide shower facilities for cyclists who want to ride to work.
Here’s a link to a story in today’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram about the city’s latest efforts.
An online comment on the story paints a contrast between what’s going on it Fort Worth compared to the eastern anchor of the Metroplex, Dallas:
“I find it very interesting FW, even though its had its right-tilted leanings in the past, is becoming the more progressive city in the Metroplex when it comes to bikers. Dallas has dropped the ball on bike lanes for quite awhile because they cant ‘agree’ how to handle the lanes. Cowtown is more and more becoming the ‘Austin of North Texas’ because of not only its progressive civic policies, but for its quality of life. It’s another reason the wife and I are moving that way as well.”