City Council to Rekindle Debate Over Whether Dallas Pedestrian Network (or, the Tunnels) Killed Downtown

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    A look at the downtown Dallas tunnel system during their early '80s heyday, before they become the object of so much scorn (From The Dallas Morning News files)

    Agenda Item No. 23 on the Dallas City Council’s to-do list Wednesday morning couldn’t have been more confusing or, ultimately, benign — something to do with providing the public “continued access to adjacent portions” of the Dallas Pedestrian Network at 1600 Pacific Avenue via a stairwell near Akard Street and Pacific Avenue. Initially it was on the council’s consent agenda, but Sandy Greyson pulled it, because anything to do with letting folks into the much-maligned downtown tunnel system is a touchy subject.

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