FORT WORTH, TX
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For the second project of our partnership with AARP, we teamed up with AARP Texas, residents of the Linwood neighborhood and the City of Fort Worth to create a “Better Neighborhood”. In November 2017, the City of Fort Worth was presented with a certification as an AARP Livable Community. AARP continues to work with volunteers and other local residents throughout Fort Worth in making the city an even more age-friendly community.
Linwood Better Block demonstrated and implemented several, simple traffic calming and place-making elements to an area in transition, that addressed safety and connectivity concerns from new and old residents asking for more attention.
Permanent traffic calming demonstrations within the Linwood Neighborhood focused heavily on providin basic methods of slowing traffic and testing new one’s. Identifying missing stop signs, stop bars, and crosswalks were quickly made permanent. Installing a semi-permanent traffic circle slowed speeds down
for pedestrians using the ROW to walk and purchase their groceries”. The demonstrations were used to educate community members, city staff and officials how we can work together to create safer, more walkable and healthier communities.