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Vickery Gains New Bike Lanes & Road Diet

In our time away, no other part of the city has even come close to catching up with the Near Southside in terms of bike infrastructure, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon. Besides adding bike lanes to Rosedale (more about that in a future post), there’s just been a new road diet & bike lane installation on Vickery, between Jennings and Adams/Henderson (-ish…the streets get weird there, but basically it’s all the way until this part of Vickery disappears). Think Stage West area.

The project extends the existing Vickery bike lanes (between Jennings and South Main) the rest of the way west, and solves a number of issues with the street in one go. Excess lanes are removed to calm traffic. Bike lanes are installed to provide safe transportation choice. There are even new parking spaces installed along the north side of the street - and if you’ll notice, the design of the new angle parking is such that it “floats” away from the curb, with the bike lane running curbside. That’s right - this is a buffered bike lane. That’s pretty damn great.

Fort Worth Bike Share on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Fort Worth launched its first-ever bike share network not long ago, and it’s been quite the hit since then.  With dozens of stations and 300 bikes in the central city, it’s becoming a very popular and convenient method of transportation.
Camera:  Fujifilm X100

Fort Worth Bike Share on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Fort Worth launched its first-ever bike share network not long ago, and it’s been quite the hit since then. With dozens of stations and 300 bikes in the central city, it’s becoming a very popular and convenient method of transportation.

Camera: Fujifilm X100

I’m helping to document the installation of the stations for the new Fort Worth Bike Sharing system.  It launches on the 22nd and they’re installing two stations per day.  The first in my ‘hood went in this morning, as seen above.

I can’t believe we’re actually getting a bike sharing system, but it’s for real.  The debut system will feature 28 stations across the central core of the city, and 300 bikes.  I’ve already bought an annual membership.

I’m helping to document the installation of the stations for the new Fort Worth Bike Sharing system. It launches on the 22nd and they’re installing two stations per day. The first in my ‘hood went in this morning, as seen above.

I can’t believe we’re actually getting a bike sharing system, but it’s for real. The debut system will feature 28 stations across the central core of the city, and 300 bikes. I’ve already bought an annual membership.