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Greater DFW-area trails

Posted: 29 Jun 2018 16:26
by jrd1964
Two new bridges were installed this week on trails in the River Legacy section of north Arlington. This will be part of a 64-mile hike-bike pathway that will eventually connect Fort Worth to Dallas.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/loca ... 16814.html

This trail is part of a greater Regional Veloweb plan eyed by NCTCOG that would span more than 7000 miles.

https://www.nctcog.org/trans/sustdev/bi ... eloweb.asp

Re: Greater DFW-area trails

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 13:03
by dch526
Here's a link to a bunch of maps for the Veloweb. Good break down by County and Connection between cities (Dal-Mckinney, Dal-Denton, Plano-FW, etc)

https://www.nctcog.org/trans/plan/bikeped/veloweb

Re: Greater DFW-area trails

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 09:45
by The_Overdog
Apparently Allen is super-important to the 2040 regional veloweb. It has a regional line (highlighter green) funded approximately every 2 miles E/W and N/S through the entire city. Garland? - You're on your own.

Is Irving not a member of the NCTCOG? They get shafted even harder than Garland.

Re: Greater DFW-area trails

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 12:51
by muncien
I did see this on the City of Irving city counsel meeting from a couple of weeks ago...
10 Resolution - Approving an Interlocal Agreement Between the City of Irving
and the City of Dallas for the Connection of the Dallas Skyline Trail to the
Campion Trail System at Trinity View Park
Administrative Comments
1. This item is recommended by the Capital Improvement Program Department. It
supports Strategic Objective 4.5 – Implement enhancements to cultural and
recreational facilities.
2. Impact: This Interlocal Agreement will provide a trail connection with Campion
Trails at Trinity View Park from the City of Dallas. This project will enhance the
quality of life for Irving residents by allowing access to the Dallas trail system and
downtown Dallas.
3. This item was presented at the Transportation and Natural Resource
Committee on June 6, 2018.
4. The City of Dallas has received a TxDOT grant to build 5 miles of trail from the
Sylvan Drive bridge which will tie into the existing 5 miles of Skyline trail.
5. This agreement will allow the City of Dallas to build a bridge over the Trinity River
and provide a connecting trail on City of Irving property, using City of Irving trail
specifications, with no cost to Irving.
6. The project will be completed by the fall of 2019.
Recommendation
The resolution be approved.

It'll be good to start connecting some of these trails. I'm still looking forward to something that'll connect the northern and southern sections of Campion trail. But, I suspect they are waiting for action on the Texas Stadium site first.

Re: Greater DFW-area trails

Posted: 13 Oct 2018 09:30
by itsjrd1964
The Regional Transportation Council has recently approved the last of the funding necessary for the trail system connecting Fort Worth to Dallas. The report says it will be done by 2023 in the Fall.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/traf ... nk=SecList

Re: Greater DFW-area trails

Posted: 13 Oct 2018 09:56
by tamtagon
Such good news!

Re: Greater DFW-area trails

Posted: 14 Oct 2018 07:51
by itsjrd1964
Here's a .pdf map of the whole Fort Worth-to-Dallas route, including existing mid-cities and other urban trails:
https://www.nctcog.org/nctcg/media/Tran ... n_1018.pdf

Re: Greater DFW-area trails

Posted: 14 Oct 2018 09:57
by casperitl
River Legacy Trails are closed in areas due to recent erosion from flooding.

Re: Greater DFW-area trails

Posted: 14 Oct 2018 10:57
by tamtagon
I'd love to see permaculture design applied to the whole trail system. While Trinity River flash floods are a particularly daunting challenge, the end result would be the best case scenario.

Re: Greater DFW-area trails

Posted: 20 Feb 2019 22:09
by itsjrd1964
Grapevine and Plano are each working on plans to have a parallel trail next to the Cotton Belt rail line. The Plano article says it is eventually planned to span the entire Plano-to-DFW Airport corridor.

https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort ... onnection/
https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort ... belt-line/

Re: Greater DFW-area trails

Posted: 25 Feb 2019 16:05
by soco
The trail is being designed in tandem with the design of the rail line itself. Trail sections deemed critical will be built during rail line construction since it may be impossible or cost prohibitive to build the trail after the fact. Staff in cities along the line are working to fund sections that were not deemed critical, including the City of Dallas. Ideally the entire trail would be built at the same time as the rail line.

Re: Greater DFW-area trails

Posted: 26 Feb 2019 08:48
by The_Overdog
I hope they get it built - would be a great course for like staggered running/bike marathons since it's right around 26 miles.