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muncien
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Re: Dallas Trail System

Postby muncien » 19 Jun 2017 10:32

skeets wrote:
muncien wrote:Repairs to Campion Trail along the Elm Fork have been completed, and that section of the trail (Sam Houston Trail Park) reopened last week. It is amazing how much damage was done by the flood waters from a year ago. Nearly every river overlook along the entire Campion trail is still closed. Some of the benches that were perched along the river toppled in at some point are now somewhere downstream. I haven't seen any signs of those overlooks, or the boat launch up by 161/635 interchange getting repaired. I assume they'll all be out of commission for quite some time. Unfortunately, we also lost some beautiful, massive oak trees as their weight was just too much in the mucky waters.


Some work on the Trinity overlooks has finally started at the TW Richardson Grove area. One overlook has been removed (what was left of it!) and moved back and replaced with a sitting area. Can't tell what they are doing with the other one but bulldozers were busy a couple of weeks back clearing out what had grown up.


I saw that the other day... Unfortunately, it doesn't appear they will be rebuilding the canoe ramp that was destroyed. That was a common put in place for independent kayakers as well as some of the smaller kayak/canoe/adventure companies. I assume they've already found alternative locations... but I don't know where they are.
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Re: Dallas Trail System

Postby northsouth » 06 Nov 2017 14:41

The Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge finally opened last week, surprised no one has mentioned it yet.

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Re: Dallas Trail System

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 06 Nov 2017 15:00

northsouth wrote:The Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge finally opened last week, surprised no one has mentioned it yet.



I shall check it out.

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Re: Dallas Trail System

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 08 Nov 2017 09:40

It does complete a loop now.

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Re: Dallas Trail System

Postby KTuser » 13 Nov 2017 10:27

Does anyone know if the new Ridgewood trail has a trail connection to White Rock (from where it turns north close to Fisher Road)? If not, what is the best way to get to White Rock and are their plans to connect the trails?

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Re: Dallas Trail System

Postby soco » 13 Nov 2017 16:39

Dallas County is currently building the SOPAC Trail in the abandoned rail bed from Greenville Ave. at Meadow to where the Santa Fe Trail ends near the boat house. The section from NW Hwy to Greenville/Meadow is expected to be complete in early 2018. The section from NW Hwy south to the Lake should begin construction early next year with a 2019 completion date. Once complete, trail users will turn south on the SOPAC Trail after crossing Fisher to access the Lake.

In the interim, turn north after crossing Fisher, ride the trail to NW Hwy, take the ramp up to the trail (alley) that parallels NW Hwy, and ride that until you get to the White Rock Creek Trail at NW Hwy and W. Lawther. From there you can continue south to the lake.

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Re: Dallas Trail System

Postby KTuser » 13 Nov 2017 17:19

Thanks for the response. I rode the SOPAC from Fisher to Park Lane (where it abruptly stops)so they are not far from Greenville.

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Re: Dallas Trail System

Postby muncien » 30 Jan 2018 11:27

I noticed over the weekend that some concrete has been poured for the newest section of Campion Trail. It'll extend the trail from its current terminus along the Elm Fork of the Trinity River (halfway up through Valley Ranch), northwest, underneath Macarthur blvd, and then west along Beltline up to Mockingbird in Coppell (not to be confused with the Mockingbird we all know so well).
So far, its only the section up along Beltline that has been poured. There is no sign of activity along the southern connection as of yet.
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Re: Dallas Trail System

Postby casperitl » 11 May 2018 12:58

Joppa residents concerned that the Joppa Connector Trail paved over graves of freed slaves:

http://www.fox4news.com/news/concern-ov ... y-in-joppa

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Re: Dallas Trail System

Postby jrd1964 » 12 May 2018 03:50

Oh boy, the 75-Central redo by Freedmen's Cemetery mess comes to mind (and still shakes me up)....

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Re: Dallas Trail System

Postby itsjrd1964 » 16 Jan 2019 06:01

During the launch of the Jump electric bike service at City Hall, Ch.5 talked to Phillip Kingston about the bike lane situation in Dallas. He says the city will be doubling its budget to add more bike lanes in the next year, and he'd like even more than that eventually. The report made it sound like it would be on-street lanes, nothing about further paved trails.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dalla ... 94641.html

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Re: Dallas Trail System

Postby itsjrd1964 » 14 Feb 2019 10:08

Money Questions Pop Up in Dallas’ Bond-Funded Plan to Add a 50-Mile Trail Loop

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https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... ef=feat-hp

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Re: Dallas Trail System

Postby LuvBigD » 28 Sep 2019 19:29

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... ity-river/

Did anyone else catch this article in the DMN. I didn't realize this was being done. Glad to see it though.

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Re: Dallas Trail System

Postby electricron » 30 Sep 2019 09:25

itsjrd1964 wrote:Money Questions Pop Up in Dallas’ Bond-Funded Plan to Add a 50-Mile Trail Loop

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https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... ef=feat-hp

What has happen , or what is the status, to the 50 mile trail loop since February?

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Re: Dallas Trail System

Postby Tnexster » 30 Sep 2019 19:46

LuvBigD wrote:https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/09/27/a-place-in-heaven-how-container-store-s-co-founder-helped-save-nw-dallas-stretch-of-the-trinity-river/

Did anyone else catch this article in the DMN. I didn't realize this was being done. Glad to see it though.


Pretty cool find, thanks for posting.

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Re: Dallas Trail System

Postby casperitl » 30 Sep 2019 22:01

electricron wrote:
itsjrd1964 wrote:Money Questions Pop Up in Dallas’ Bond-Funded Plan to Add a 50-Mile Trail Loop

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https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... ef=feat-hp

What has happen , or what is the status, to the 50 mile trail loop since February?


Nothing has happened since February. It's a money play for real estate connecting the Katy Trail area to the Design District. The rest is a distant sideshow. One would think with all this dry weather that work would have been well underway on various sections. The reality is that the plan revolves around I-35 and the Design District. Some really poor designs have been floated around showing on street connections between Victory and the Design District. Very poor in design and some think it is a bait and switch.

It's a money play. It's a real estate play and it's all falling apart.


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