Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum

Fort Worth: West 7th area

User avatar
jrd1964
Posts: 330
Joined: 19 Oct 2016 06:38

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.

DPatel304
Posts: 805
Joined: 19 Oct 2016 18:49

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.

User avatar
tanzoak
Posts: 438
Joined: 18 Dec 2016 19:15

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.

cowboyeagle05
Posts: 929
Joined: 21 Oct 2016 08:45

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.


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Login