I want to thank everyone who came out to the Knox Complete Street public meeting held at Chuy’s on Monday. You came out despite the rain and we had a pretty full house!
We received a lot of input at the meeting. We are working to consolidate the comments from each table and parse everything noted on the maps. I wanted to share the highlights of what we heard. Below are the priorities we heard from the tables during the table reports:
- Having Knox Street as a brand; Changing from head-in parking to angled parking; Change the bike plan to re-route along Armstrong.
- Unify the currently chaotic pedestrian experience (with angled parking instead of head-in parking); Bulb-outs at intersections; Consider a ‘road diet’ for Knox. Two-way Cole and McKinney.
- Don’t do a road diet but do angled parking; Consider an area parking garage; Create bicycle parking near the Katy Trail but no bike lanes on Knox; Improve the Knox streetscape.
- Keep Knox unique; Remove the utility poles; Intersection and alley improvements; Bicycle racks; Do a ‘road diet’ to include a center turn lane. Change to angled parking; Close the alley at the Lamps Plus and divert bicycles to Armstrong or McCommas.
- Consider a ‘road diet’; Widen the sidewalk by changing to angled parking; Consider two-way streets on McKinney and Cole; Improve the streetscape on Knox.
The next blog entry will have more notes from the event. Again, thank you for participating!
The first public meeting for the Knox Complete Streets project will be held on Monday, May 12th at the Chuy’s Knox Street location at 6pm. I hope to see you there for a workshop-style meeting where we will discuss the project and explore what is working and what should change in the Knox Street right-of-way.
The Dallas Complete Streets process for Knox Street has started. Complete Streets espouses sustainable designs that are inclusive of all transportation modes: pedestrians, bicycles, transit, automobiles while acknowledging that different design solutions exist for different contexts. For more on the City’s complete street initiative, click here.
Knox street is a vibrant place and more than just a conduit for traffic. We are looking for your input on ways to maintain this vitality and to enhance the public realm. The Knox Complete Street project will examine possible design solutions in the right-of-way. A primary goal is creating a creative a long-term vision for the street and a design solution we can achieve quickly. While this design solution will be limited by the current funding available it should move the corridor in the direction of the vision.
- Extent – Knox Street (Katy Trail to Central Expressway)
- Funding – 2012 Bond funds $734,700