Greetings to the University Crossing community! February was a busy month in University Crossing, and as such, there are some updates I would like to share:
As previously noted, the University Crossing Public Improvement District ("UCPID") contracted with the City of Dallas to provide additional safety improvements for our area. Specifically, the City of Dallas has upgraded many of the pedestrian signal heads to include "Count Down Timers", which will give pedestrians the ability to gauge their time to cross intersections. Additionally, the City of Dallas has upgraded pedestrian push buttons to make it easier to cross intersections. Many intersections, along both Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue, now have these upgrades. These upgrades combined will provide additional safety features for pedestrians and cyclists throughout our area.
Regarding construction of the University Crossing Bridge ("Bridge"), the City of Dallas and the UCPID are in close contact regarding the status of construction. For up-to-date information related to the Bridge construction, lane closures, or to view the time lapse photos of the construction, you can visit our website at: www.universitycrossingbridge.com.
Additionally, thanks to a collaboration between the UCPID, the City of Dallas Crisis Intervention, the Central Police Division, and City of Dallas Park & Recreation, two homeless encampments were recently removed from an area near the Katy Trail extension. Prior to their removal, Crisis Intervention visited these locations to offer assistance to anyone seeking shelter or additional services. The UCPID appreciates this collaboration and believes it has contributed to a cleaner and safer environment for our community.
Furthermore, another effective collaboration occurred at the request of the UCPID, when TXDOT installed new traffic signs along NBFR 75, near Mockingbird Lane. The UCPID met with representatives from TXDOT and informed them of our concerns regarding speeding along this portion of NBFR 75. In response, TXDOT installed new traffic signs to help curtail speeding in this area. The UCPID appreciates this collaboration and is also looking into other improvements to help increase safety at the intersection of US 75 and Mockingbird Lane.
Finally, I want to encourage you to take part in some of our ongoing programs such as the Music on Mockingbird program. The UCPID sponsors live music every Friday morning, from 8:00-9:00am in front of the Angelika Theater, near the Mockingbird Station DART stop. We also encourage you to take advantage of our Lunch & Learn program, where a Dallas Police officer can visit your place of business and offer "best practices" related to calling 911, motor vehicle safety, and more. If you are interested in scheduling a Lunch & Learn at your property, please contact us at the email below.
If you have any suggestions or would like more information about one of the programs described above, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support, and I look forward to your continued collaboration!
UCPID Executive Director