Town of Dallas to Hold Public Meeting for Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
The Town of Dallas will hold a public meeting to collect feedback from residents about the new Bike Walk Dallas Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.
The meeting will be held on Feb. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dallas Courthouse at 131 N. Gaston Street. It will be an open house format facilitated by Gresham Smith, the lead consultants for the project.
“Our goal is to make Dallas safer and more friendly for bicyclists and pedestrians,” said Tiffany Faro, Development Services Director for the Town of Dallas. “We want to hear what residents want to see in terms of new and enhanced bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure options, like bike lanes, crosswalks and off-road paths.”
Over 100 residents have already participated in the process via an online survey. So far, what we’re hearing is more than half of respondents enjoy either walking or biking to local parks and an even larger majority are very interested in connecting the Town to other parts of Gaston County. Residents can take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bikewalkdallas.
Gresham Smith began working with the Town of Dallas in late 2019 as part of a grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to study future bicycle and pedestrian options in the area. The project team will collect feedback from the public meeting to put together a draft plan of recommendations for Dallas with a goal of completing a plan in the spring.