8 VotesFix it! Voted!2064-2280 West Ledbetter Drive Dallas, TX - Southwest Dallas
There is an INCREDIBLE amount of litter collecting along this street between Hwy 67 and Westmoreland. It has been brought to the attention of TxDot and City of Dallas and no long term solution or responsibility has been taken. I organized a school group to pick up a section of the area in late November and it is already trashed again. The road is VERY busy and the space too narrow for volunteers to maintain. This area needs a regular quarterly sweep by one of these agencies. This is an eyesore and per the mayor's "grow south" initative, this gateway into Oak Cliff needs to be cleaned up! The source of this trash is from the public but also from litter coming off of trucks/trash trucks on Loop 12.
10864 Audelia Road Dallas, TX - Northeast Dallas
City of Dallas / Dart Fail to maintain 2.8 million dollar Audelia-LBJ/Skillman Pedestrian Walkway and Bridge.... PLEASE HELP!!
I have included a link to a photo story book I have created regarding this issue of upmost concern……
LBJ/Skillman DART Stn Ped Bridge project - Completed Apr 2011 - cost of $2.8 million. In Less than 2 years - Come see what it looks like!!
Completed In April 2011 - and as can be seen as of Feb. 2013 - has been well maintained and cared for by Dart and the City of Dallas (NOT)!!
So, what is the purpose of this story??
I created this slideshow as my last attempt to try to get the city departments responsible for maintaining this public area’s attention….
Since, this LBJ/Skillman Dart Rail Pedestrian Bridge Project (that cost $2.8 million TAX Dollars) was completed, very little (if any) has been done to maintain it and to keep it a clean safe environment for all……
For the first four/ five months being open, the pedestrian walkway was DARK – NO LIGHTS WERE INSTALLED – MAKING THIS AREA EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AT DUSK, MUCH LESS NIGHT…. Finally Street lights were installed!!
NOW.. 2 ½ years later… you can see by the pictures… that this place has become an eye sore and neglected (actually ignored) by Dart and the City of Dallas.
Take a look at the issues below – would you want this in your backyard??
• GRAFFITI - is RAMPANT all along the pedestrian trail – NOT JUST A FEW INSTANCES – Approximately 150 areas are covered with paint and graffiti… This was reported back in late December 2012 when there were only four or five places… Now 2 months later – this area looks like it’s become a war zone with paint!! To date, still the graffiti is there and nothing has been done to remove it and get it cleaned up!!
• LANDSCAPING – This area has not been maintained and/or mowed since it first opened – I am certain if a homeowner let their property go (as far as maintaining the grass and trees) – the homeowner would have been given a citation immediately!! So why isn’t the City of Dallas and/or Dart maintaining the grounds??
• TRASH / LITTER / DEBRIS – Do I really need to say anything about this?? The pictures covers this area perfectly, just like the trash covers the pedestrian walkway from end to end.
• HOMELESS SHELTER UNDER BRIDGE -- This can be seen from the LBJ Freeway, as well from the pedestrian walkway, and pedestrian bridge. I am certain that this is not something that anyone would want in their backyard, much less the trash that is around the make-shift home.
• FENCE DAMAGE – Why would the City of Dallas or Dart ignore this issue!!
o The fence closest to the bridge that keeps people out of the rail tracks is only four feet tall!! -- Making it easy for people to climb over it to get to the Sun Colony Apt. and not have to walk to Audelia to get to the complex. I reported and requested that Dart make the fence in that area as tall and the same as the curved inward fence on the pedestrian bridge to prevent people from jumping off the bridge. It makes sense to do so – to prevent being hit by a dart rail. My request has not been replied to and not completed…
o Why hasn’t (Dallas Police, Dart Police, City of Dallas and DART) not fixed the fence that was cut on Sun Colony’s side in Dec. 2011 and reported three times!! (POLICE REPORTS FILED # 0315172-Y on 12/2/2011 & # 0334170-Y on 12/23/2011) Does it take a child to run through the cut fence onto the tracks possibly get hit to get this simple repair done???
o Lastly, do you think the business closest to Audelia where the fence is cut and people use it as a pathway appreciate this unwanted traffic?? The fence has been cut and is extremely sharp. Someone could get hurt by the cut fence, and it still remains not repaired.
• SAFETY AND SECURITY – By the obvious passing of the buck by the numerous City of Dallas departments, it sends a clear message that they don’t care about this area and are sending a perfectly clear message to criminals and vandals that it’s acceptable to destroy the public’s property and to vandalize and to leave trash with no repercussions.
Also, it is perfectly okay to set up a home on public domain, with unsanitary, without basic accommodations to live. What is next? IF there are no consequences for one’s behavior then the next thing could be the harming of an innocent person, child etc… I for one don’t want this type of activity from occurring in my backyard, and most certainly don’t want this eyesore anymore!!
PLEASE, I ask the City of Dallas, and Dart – to take care of this public area and get it back to the state it was when it first opened! Let the citizens in the area know that you care and that this pedestrian walkway is safe and secure and clean!!
I hope that once this issue is addressed that finally whatever city department is responsible will keep it maintained – because for 2.8 million dollars spent on this project – it just makes “cents” (and sense, lol) to do so!!
Thanks for looking at the pictures and reading this story – I hope that this will be a mute subject in the very near future – we shall see…..
- Trey Shingler March 6th, 2013
2 VotesFix it! Voted!2200 North Pearl Street Dallas, TX - Uptown
In less than optimal weather or light conditions, pedestrians can easily not notice this - not to mention a first-timer walking this path at anytime of the day. As a walker who has traveled this sidewalk for the last 8 months (this is how long I have noticed this and mentioned it elsewhere), I know to look out for it after the first few days of near-injury moments in the very early AM. Now we have an open and heavily used Klyde Warren Park across the street, and not only some seasoned commuters walking around in this area. It's long past due to fix this simple little thing. The gap is significant and can easily roll an ankle or cause other injury. Not to mention, the sidewalk is a forbidding moat in-between a main road and a TX U-turn.
(I think we're beyond the need of the Pearl Street TX U-Turn. Same goes for the Akard Street TX U-Turn and subsequent pedestrian nightmare Uptownside, but, the whole deletion of the U-Turns and re-arrangements are for another topic. . .)
782 N Olive St Dallas, TX - City Center District
Directly next to the 202 Bus Stop there are two trees that are supposed to be illuminated after dark. The lights are broken and have exposed electrical wires.
Update: I reported this item almost a year ago and the City of Dallas has still not taken any actions to fix the issue.
4115 Skillman Street Dallas, TX - m Streets
signal light is still flashing at 8:00am after time change which is backing up rush hour traffic on Mockingbird- caught it one morning when it changed to green right at 8:00am
7137 East Grand Ave. Dallas, TX - Northeast Dallas
This golf club is located in the middle of a residential neighborhood. They rent out their clubhouse for parties, and use the nightclub sound system to blast music that can be heard throughout the neighborhood, in violation of the Dallas City Code on amplified music. The guests leave litter and graffiti along the street after parties.
The parties are advertised publicly. They are running a nightclub and aren't licensed to run a nightclub. This trash is a blight on the neighborhood.
800 Blaylock Dr Dallas, TX - Oak Cliff
The lack of proper grading and draining at this intersection causes water to pool up and flood the intersection for days (and occasionally weeks). During the summer it becomes a massive mosquito breeding ground.
730-798 Kirnwood Dr Dallas, TX 75232, USA - Wolf Creek
There are not only potholes..the road is nearly untravlable due to how the road conditions are. Mostly due to just patching the roads. And the busses............