Dallas Slow Streets Pilot Program
Throughout COVID-19, vehicular traffic has reduced, while the need for spaces for people has increased. With the Dallas Slow Streets pilot program, we’re working to give neighborhoods a chance to slow down the streets in their communities by shutting them to thru traffic and opening them to activities such as walking, running, and bicycling while maintaining safe social distancing.
The program is a pilot that will allow the low-traffic streets to be closed for 30 days during the COVID-19 pandemic, while staying open to local traffic and emergency vehicles.
The pilot program was open to 10 neighborhoods in Dallas, and was on a first-come, first-approved basis. Applicants had to prove support of 25% of their neighbors, put together a design, and apply through the City of Dallas. Once approved, the Better Block Foundation provided them with the materials.