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More RPO signs growing around Lower Greenville

The newest Resident Parking Only (RPO) signs near Lowest Greenville are firmly planted in the ground on the 1700 block of Hope Street - and enforcement starts tonight.

This street is unique - it's an extension of Zone 7, which has been in force since 2000, on the 1800 and 1900 blocks of Hope Street.

The RPO hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 10pm - 3am, and Friday through Sunday, 7pm - 3am.

This is the seventh RPO zone installed in the last year with the support and funding of the BelmontNA. But instead of paying all the RPO expenses, a portion of this zone's expense was paid for by the property owners along the east side of Hope Street.

At least two more streets in the area are under RPO review by the City and should be approved in the next few weeks. The BelmontNA has set a goal of RPO on every street within two blocks east of Greenville Avenue (south of Belmont to Ross). The RPO process starts with a petition signed by at least two-thirds of the residents on the proposed RPO street, followed by a survey. It takes nearly 3 months to get a street approved for RPO, and costs upwards of $500 per street. The BelmontNA is using money from the Arcadia Fund to pay for the RPO zones. To date, nearly $6,500 has been spent in the last year on RPO zones in the BelmontNA area.

There are 25 RPO zones in Dallas, and 15 of them are in the Lowest Greenville area. You can see a map of RPO zones and a list with hours of enforcement on this page.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets

Warning: Dangerous curves ahead ... not

The curved portion of Matilda Avenue between Lewis and Oram Streets has been known as Dead's Man Curve for years. Besides having poor lines of sight as you drive north or south, there have been a few instances where inanimate objects (homes and fences) tend to become airborne when hit by animated objects (cars).

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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Another carjacking reported in Wilshire Heights

The Dallas Police Department is reporting another carjacking this (Wednesday) afternoon, this time in the Wilshire Heights area. That makes nine carjackings attributed to the same suspect in Dallas in the past few weeks, many of which took place in the 'Mockingbird Corridor' between Central Expressway and Abrams Road.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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Why can't Johnny the Drunk read the signs?

We have absolutely irrefutable proof Lower Greenville scumbar patrons cannot read anything unless it's printed on the side of a beer can.

This kind of stupidity can cost you $50.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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Sign, sign, everywhere a No Parking sign...

The Dallas Police Department has released the list of streets that will have No Parking or Resident Parking Only restrictions during St. Patrick's Day events on and around Lower Greenville.

Areas already marked by existing No Parking signs are not included on this list (eg 5700 Belmont Avenue, south side of the street has existing No Parking signs, but the north side is an RPO Zone and will have Resident Parking Only signs).

Click here to see the latest DPD parking maps and Council
Member Angela Hunt's Neighborhood Notification Flyer

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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