One Friend of Unfair Park Is Not Pleased At All With One Arts Plaza's No-Bikes-Allowed Policy
I usually work and live in Austin. I ride my bike to work there frequently, and I've never once had an issue with a driver. I've worked in Dallas for a couple of weeks, ridden my bike and have been swerved at, honked at multiple times and had an overall poor experience.I called over to One Arts' management office to see if that's so. Sure enough: No bikes allowed. "It is a policy." My next-door neighbor is outraged. Reminds Hanna, "That's illegal in New York."
I used to live here. Dallas' landscape is perfect for bike riding. Just the right amount of overall elevation and beautiful neighborhoods off the beaten path to explore. I love it. Austin, on the other hand, is slightly more difficult to ride. More of a challenge, I guess I should say. But I've never had an issue with people in cars.
I rode my bike to work today at One Arts Plaza and was shocked to discover I was not allowed to take my bike inside with me to my office. I had to lock it up on the lone bike rack for One Arts Plaza: the far SW corner near Ross Ave.
I find it ridiculous that One Arts Plaza limits the amount of light fixtures in each office and yet you're discouraged from choosing an energy-efficient mode of travel. It might be small potatoes, yes, but for Dallas to overcome its bike-friendly woes, it needs an attitude adjustment.
I've only lived in Austin for a year. How quickly I forgot that Big D stands for Douchebag.