The Dallas that will connect many cities is finally opening soon after years of construction and development according to a Dallas Morning News article from April 26 which reports,
“Once complete, the trail will link Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving and Grand Prairie. More than 50 miles are already open, the agency said in a press release.
The trail will connect existing trails, including the Trinity Skyline Trail in Dallas, Fort Worth Trinity Trails, Campion Trail in Irving and River Legacy Trail in Arlington.
North Texas leaders and transportation planners say the trail will promote healthy living, reduce traffic congestion and draw tourism.
“The finished trail is envisioned as a regional, state and nationwide attraction for recreation, tourism and events, both large and small,” the agency said in the press release.”
However, before the trail officially opens, city officials are still looking for a name for the new trail and they have opened doors to public suggestions according to a Fort Worth Texas press release. They say,
“The North Central Texas Council of Governments is looking to name and brand the 60-plus-mile bicycle-pedestrian trail connecting Fort Worth and Dallas, and residents are asked to help.
Additional public engagement is being solicited through virtual open houses. The project’s second virtual open house will be held this spring and will allow participants to review draft concepts for trail names and branding, rank them and provide feedback. By the fall, this effort is expected to be complete, resulting in a new name, logo and branding materials, as well as a wayfinding signage package; and other recommendations.”
At the moment, the NCTCG has already narrowed the name to two: DFW Discovery Trail and DFW Trinity Trail. Ongoing polls and surveys are being conducted for people to choose between the two.