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.
City Council to Rekindle Debate Over Whether Dallas Pedestrian Network (or, the Tunnels) Killed Downtown
By Robert Wilonsky and DallasNews.com
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)
Updated at 7:11 AM CDT on Wednesday, May 7, 2014