Northeast Tarrant

Southlake to host mobility forum

The city’s Community Engagement Committee wants to give people answers to questions such as: Why is there a stop light near The Fresh Market? What’s the deal with all these orange cones?

To provide those answers, the committee will host a mobility town hall forum from 6-8:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 at Town Hall.

“There’s still the issue of getting around Southlake,” committee chair Craig Rothmeier said. “People see construction, stop signs, stop lights and they wonder why that light went in.”

The evening will begin with an hour-long open house before an hour-and-a-half panel session with officials from the City of Southlake, Texas Department of Transportation and even the state legislature.

There will be time for attendees to ask officials questions, but event organizers want people to submit questions ahead of time online via the city’s website.

Rothmeier said the committee has several issues that it knows are important to the community including water, but thought mobility is the top priority.

“Mobility is probably front and center for everybody that travels through Southlake at this time,” he said.

The panel will discuss projects in Southlake and beyond the city limits.

At the open house beforehand, city staff members will be on hand to discuss future projects to improve mobility.

The city’s 2013 citizen survey showed that traffic and mobility were residents’ number one concerns.