This morning, the Trinity Strand Trail went in front of City Council to get their construction bids for phase 1 of the trail approved. The Strand added a half mile to their plans last March, pushing the approval process back a few months. Now, however, they are free to begin construction!
Phase 1 includes a 2.5-mile concrete bike and hike path along the old river channel, beginning at the intersection of Oak Lawn & Stemmons Freeway and extending to Farrington Street. The land for the trail has been donated by area business owners, and construction for the 2.5 miles is completely funded.
The Trinity Strand ultimately hopes to connect to the Katy Trail and construct a 7.8-mile trail through the Design District, Medical District and Stemmons Corridor, improving air quality, offering alternate transportation, providing recreational opportunities and promoting ecotourism in Dallas.
If you’d like to help out, Sept. 13 is “Get up and Give” day, in which every online credit card donation of $25 or more will be matched by some percentage. Here’s how to donate:
1. Visit www.donorbridgetx.org and search for TRINITY STRAND TRAIL
2. Click on “Donate Now”
3. Complete the online form with a credit card donation