Gil Penalosa Inspires Dallas City Council with 8 to 80 Cities

April 13, 2012 in Complete Streets by bikewalkadmin

DALLAS – Gil Penalosa of 8 to 80 Cities gave an inspiring presentation to the Dallas City Council earlier this week bringing the message that cities should be prioritized first for pedestrians, second for bicycles, third for transit and automobiles last.

Dallas Morning News reporter Rudolph Bush found Penalosa’s presentation “riveting” while Jim Schutze described it as “awe-inspiring“. You can view Penalosa’s talk with the Dallas City Council above. It’s a long-form version of the presentation he gave in his TEDx talk in Australia last year.

Tulsa could stand to benefit from a presentation like Penalosa’s to inspire local leaders to find the political will to become champions for active transportation and design our cities and streets for people instead of only for cars.