Meet Dallas' New 'Bike Czar'

In an article for the Dallas Morning News, Tom Benning introduces Ashley Haire as the city of Dallas' new bike coordinator. Haire comes to the job of delivering more bicycle infrastructure to Dallas by way of Portland and TxDOT.

The article takes a tour through some of the Dallas neighborhoods primed for bike improvements, as well as Haire's take on the hot topics of the day in the city, including helmet laws and bikeshare.

"Haire, who started in May, takes control of Dallas’ bike plans at a critical time….City leaders, including Mayor Mike Rawlings, are eager to boost Big D’s cycling options — and soon. They’re looking at everything from more bike lanes to off-street trails, from bike-sharing programs to raising awareness about how bikes and cars should share the road."

As for the challenges to Haire's goals for getting more bicycle infrastructure on the ground: "At some point, she said, there will have to be tough conversations about turning some car lanes into dedicated bike lanes."

Full Story: Dallas' new bike czar is ready to roll; her thoughts on hot-button issues

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