Bike Friendly Oak Cliff Hopes Dallas Does an International Search for Bike Plan Consultant
The plan redo's a little behind schedule, as Bike Friendly Oak Cliff reminds us this morning: "Dallas is set to announce a bid to bring in a consultant to create our area's comprehensive plan." That search should commence next month, in the hopes of putting a new plan in front of the city council by no later than the spring of 2010. Kim, who's wrapping a cover story on this very subject for the paper version of Unfair Park, is actually set to speak with Max Kalhammer, Dallas's new bike coordinator, this morning; she'll post a separate item with a few more details later today.
But till then, here's what BFOC is looking for in a consultant: "We hope the search goes well beyond the national level, as very few planners in the US have the amount of experience agencies in Europe and elsewhere have in implementing successful citywide programs. ... It's imperative that whoever we hire has experience well beyond the conceptual, and is willing to think far beyond the status quo."