Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings Wants to ‘dream No Small Dream' on Mobility, Bicycling in City

MONTREAL -- With only two years left in his tenure as Dallas mayor, Mike Rawlings is still trying to "dream no small dreams."Rawlings, on a trade trip to Toronto and Montreal this week, invoked the quote of one of his inspirations, J. Erik Jonsson, the mayor who led Dallas forward after John F. Kennedy's assassination, during a panel discussion on mobility and transportation at the International Economic Forum of the Americas.The current Dallas mayor told Canadians that Dallas hopes to correct "some of the injustices" of the past caused by the construction of highways and demolitions of neighborhoods. Rawlings said he wants an efficient and flexible public transportation that easily connects people to their jobs. He hopes people continue to flock to the city's core and bike and walk to get around. And he pines for a greener city full of new parks for neighborhoods to enjoy."We're going to make sure we keep that notion Mayor Jonsson had: 'Dream no small dreams,' but make those dreams relevant for the small communities we live in," Rawlings said.Come Monday, Rawlings will be back in Dallas and back to reality for the swearing-in of four new City Council members. He will also say goodbye for now to three of his allies who were defeated in the June runoffs.   Continue reading...

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