The projects launched in the West End neighborhood also took note of other activities like pedestrian traffic — which increased 13 percent — while businesses noted a 12 percent increase in revenue during the study period. Consequentially, crime decreased 6 percent, year-over-year, according to the findings.
Data related to pedestrian circulation was provided to local businesses to serve economic development efforts. Since the launch of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center four years ago in the West End, some $100 million in private investment has flowed into the neighborhood.
Other findings included more than 440 people stopped to interact with street-mounted kiosks each month, which offered information related to mass transit, areas of interest and even a “selfie” function.