Connect Dallas strategic mobility plan

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OrangeMike
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Connect Dallas strategic mobility plan

Postby OrangeMike » 20 Jan 2021 17:06

The City of Dallas has a new draft strategic mobility plan called Connect Dallas.

D Magazine has a write-up about it with links to the study and a survey:
https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... dangerous/

It identifies some of the city’s transportation problems and provides guidance to prioritize spending on projects that will make it easier and safer for people to walk, bike, and use public transportation.


Link to the draft PDF:
https://dallascityhall.com/departments/ ... .08.21.pdf

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Re: Connect Dallas strategic mobility plan

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 20 Jan 2021 19:10

"The city has promised that this plan will not gather dust on a shelf like so many others have over the years. Now it has guidance. It is up to the city to follow it."

Don't hold your breath. Dallas is the city that loves to plan; but hates to act.

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Re: Connect Dallas strategic mobility plan

Postby OrangeMike » 20 Jan 2021 19:27

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:"The city has promised that this plan will not gather dust on a shelf like so many others have over the years. Now it has guidance. It is up to the city to follow it."

Don't hold your breath. Dallas is the city that loves to plan; but hates to act.


To prove your point, the plan itself references about 14 previous plans and studies as its “Guiding Documents.”
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Re: Connect Dallas strategic mobility plan

Postby electricron » 21 Jan 2021 08:37

Those thinking any city plan for anything is a multiyear implementation plan a business might make for expansion are fooling themselves. All these city plans are political moves to implement and gather political support for the next bonding referendum. As soon as the referendum has passed or failed, all these plans are subject to a complete redo for the next referendum.

They are not as valid as political promises made by politicians during an election cycle. Once an election is over, politicans reserve the right ro change their minds on everything, and often do. Likewise for bonding referendums, money collected in taxes to pay off bonds are not always spent on things promised. The money is usually spent on the needs and demands facing the city following the referendum, as compromises are made by city council members for each following budget. Few council members actually care how the money was collected and what it was promised for. All they care about is how much money do we have to spend, then they try their best to spend it all.