North Texas Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Awarded $23.5 Million – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The Regional Transportation Council not too long ago permitted $23.5 million in federal funding for building of 12 energetic transportation tasks in Collin, Dallas and Tarrant counties.

The entities awarded funding will contribute $3.5 million in native match, bringing the whole funding within the area’s bicycle and pedestrian amenities to $27 million as a part of the 2020 Transportation Options Name for Tasks.

The tasks will present connections to varsities and main hubs of employment in sure components of the North Texas space for residents bicycling and strolling, whereas growing security.

Information reveals that in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, as folks have shifted from the workplace to working from house, trails throughout the Dallas-Fort Price space have seen a big enhance in utilization. With college underway throughout the area and in-person instruction an possibility many households have chosen, the elevated emphasis on bicycling and strolling might additionally prolong to college students.

In Dallas, three ‘Secure Routes to Faculty’ tasks will enhance entry to the next faculties:

  • Burleson Elementary Faculty
  • Comstock Center Faculty
  • Rosemont Major Faculty
  • Rosemont Elementary Faculty
  • Zaragoza Elementary Faculty

Tasks close to the next Arlington faculties had been additionally awarded funding:

  • Crow Management Academy
  • Thornton Elementary Faculty
  • Webb Elementary Faculty

The ‘Secure Routes to Faculty’ tasks might result in the discount of native visitors congestion and improved air high quality by decreasing the variety of automobile journeys vital to move youngsters to and from college, in response to the group.

An extra $16.5 million in federal funding was awarded for the development of different regionally important tasks consisting of trails and separated on-street bikeways in Dallas, Fort Price, Garland, Plano and Richardson.

The tasks will implement important sections of the Regional Veloweb community, offering commuting entry to transit and main locations, and enhancing security and luxury for folks making bicycle journeys, in response to the group.

Among the many six energetic transportation tasks is a $6 million initiative to offer bicycle and pedestrian enhancements alongside Rowlett Street/Duck Creek Drive in Garland.

A $2.3 million undertaking in Fort Price would contain building of separated bike lanes and the addition of bicycle visitors alerts and bike-pedestrian counters alongside East Fourth Road/East First Road.