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Fort Worth: West 7th area

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jrd1964
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Fort Worth: West 7th area

Postby jrd1964 » 01 May 2018 22:35

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Traff ... 23001.html?

Aimed squarely at the bar scene west of downtown, traffic flow changes are about to come--several two-way streets will convert to one-way streets. Included in the changes are: Foch, Norwood, Bledsoe, and Morton. Crockett and Currie will not change to one-way. Other changes will include more signage, sidewalks, and parking meters.

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Re: Fort Worth: West 7th area

Postby DPatel304 » 01 May 2018 23:07

I've only been to this area once before, so maybe I'm wrong, but isn't this a bad thing? Seems like a way to prioritize cars over pedestrians in an urban part of town.

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Re: Fort Worth: West 7th area

Postby tanzoak » 01 May 2018 23:52

DPatel304 wrote:I've only been to this area once before, so maybe I'm wrong, but isn't this a bad thing? Seems like a way to prioritize cars over pedestrians in an urban part of town.


Yeah, what a weird thing to do.

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Re: Fort Worth: West 7th area

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 02 May 2018 09:40

Yeah, its creates speedways instead of more careful traffic management but I would have to see the study done to know if they truly are making a big mistake. Without any details, this is a mistake and ignoring reality which is that popular places will have traffic. Proper coordination of street parking, garages, and valet stands are the best tools along with thoughtful transit integration for those few trips that might actually use a bus or bike. Converting the streets for the bar scene exclusively is a very bad decision for street-level retail.

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Re: Fort Worth: West 7th area

Postby jrd1964 » 17 Jul 2018 04:22

Fort Worth's plan to one-way several West 7th-area streets (which started Monday) has already led to confusion. (What a surprise...)

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/traffic ... se-drivers

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Re: Fort Worth: West 7th area

Postby itsjrd1964 » 05 Aug 2018 22:59

Now the city of Fort Worth wants to reduce and change up parking availability in the West 7th area. Bus and bike lanes look to be part of the plan.

https://www.wfaa.com/video/news/west-7t ... 87-8210844


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