66-mile bike trail connects Fort Worth to Dallas

DFW Regional Bike Trail

The trail has been in the planning process for two decades | Photo via @snook969

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Fort Worth was ranked one of the worst places to ride a bike — but a new 66-mile bike trail spanning from downtown Fort Worth to downtown Dallas will give cyclists a safe place to ride long distances.

Fort Worth and Dallas each host 100+ miles of walking and biking trails, but the picturesque paths don’t offer a safe way to get from one city to another. Now that the ‘superhighway’ trail is fully funded, we have a better understanding of how this bike trail will take shape.

DFW Regional Bike Trail

An overview of the trail’s route | Photo via NCTCOG

Where will the trail go?

The continuous trail will run from Fort Worth through the four other core North Texas cities — Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving, and Dallas. Here’s a look at how the cities are working together to connect the ‘superhighway.’

  • A four-mile stretch connects River Trails Park in northeast Fort Worth with River Legacy Park in northwest Arlington.
  • A 12-foot-wide path and a pedestrian bridge over the Trinity River connect Arlington and Fort Worth’s trail systems.
  • A 30-mile continuous trail links Panther Island to the western edge of Grand Prairie.
  • A 26-mile trail connects Arlington’s River Legacy Park to the Trinity Skyline Trail in Dallas.
  • An extension was added at the TRE Centrepoint/DFW station, which connects to Grand Prairie’s Mike Lewis Trail.
  • The Trinity Skyline Trail will connect with the Trinity River/Elk Fork bridge in Irving.

When can we take the trail for a spin?

The final piece connecting Fort Worth to Grand Prairie is awaiting design and environmental clearance. Construction is expected to wrap up by the end of this year and the full trail (from end to end) is expected to be ready by the end of 2023. Are you ready to ride?

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