The Six Points Urban Village Street-scape project consists of the revitalization of the Race Street commercial corridor from Sylvania Avenue to Riverside Drive. The City of Fort Worth’s goal was to stimulate economic development and create a pedestrian-friendly environment. Reverse angled parking along the street was implemented to create a safer environment for bicyclists, as well as motorists.
Race Street now provides parking to complement the commercial development throughout the corridor, while providing a more walkable and bicycle-friendly corridor with a unique, attractive, safe street environment for all users. Decorative enhancements along the corridor include landscaping, bioretention cells (also known as rain gardens) for storm-water treatment and beautification, decorative sidewalks and crosswalks, decorative paving, pedestrian lighting, site furnishings and public art. The lighting system design balanced the needs of pedestrian traffic, bike traffic, vehicle traffic, landscaping interference of initial and future growth, City lighting standards and existing overhead electrical power line clearances. Detailed 3-D photometric calculations were performed with consideration to landscaping, crosswalks, intersections, bike lanes and traffic conflict areas. The calculations were reviewed and revised in person with City of Fort Worth.