Dallas Makes Alternative Transportation Easy to Use


Driving individual vehicles clogs roads, destroys air quality, and continues to cost more money as gas prices soar.

Yet, it is often confusing or inconvenient to use alternative transportation. As part of its GreenDallas initiative, the city of Dallas encourages residents to use alternative transportation. Residents can take advantage of the bike paths; bus and light rail public transportation; and HOV lanes for car poolers throughout the city.

In an effort to encourage bike riding, city leaders met with local cyclists to create a 1,000 mile bike lane that covers the entire city. These bike lanes are designed so cyclists can travel around Dallas safely and conveniently. Cyclists can find a commuter map and cycling tips on the GreenDallas website [http://www.greendallas.net/biking.html] so they can plan the best ways to get around town for work, school, and errands.

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) [http://www.dart.org/] website features an interactive tool designed to help users plan their trip around town. Plug in your travel information in the form of street addresses or local landmarks, and you can find all the public transportation options available to you. DART serves 13 cities in the Greater Dallas area, including the airport, with convenient times and services.

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