An Intro to 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 is open to 10 neighborhoods in Dallas, and will be on a first-come, first-approved basis. Applicants will need 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 will reach out with next steps regarding materials. 

Dallas Slow Streets is in partnership with the City of Dallas, Better Block Foundation, Coalition for a New Dallas, BikeDFW, and Amanda Popken Development.

Download the Guide

This guide is intended to help you through the design and implementation of your Dallas Slow Street, as well as how to best gather metrics from your project.

Share Your Slow Street


You can transform your street. Talk to your neighbors. Work up a design. And then apply at the link below.

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