Rail Trail/288 bike-ped bridge input meeting

hopeful loop 288 pedestrian bridge signDenton Parks & Rec invites the public to comment on plans for the bike/ped bridge over Loop 288, Monday, Sept 13 at 6PM, Denton Civic Center Community Room, 321 E. McKinney St. This is your chance, folks, to comment on this bridge that will parallel the commuter train bridge and link the rail trail across six lanes of highway traffic.

Two years ago, cyclists wrote letters urging the city to consider such a bridge.  After some initial doubts, it was just recently approved by city council for funding.  Eventually, this rail trail route is supposed to cross Lake Lewisville, according to DCTA and TXDOT.

The purpose of the bridge is to provide pedestrian and bicycle connectivity across Loop 288 to the DCTA rail station, located between Colorado Boulevard and Brinker Drive. In the open meeting, the public may review updated design concepts and provide comments or concerns. It is the intent of the City to analyze the gathered information for potential recommendations.

For more information, please contact Superintendent of Parks Planning Bob Tickner at (940) 349-8275 or by e-mail at robert.tickner@cityofdenton.com

We haven’t seen any preliminary designs, but we hope they incorporate stair ramps for bicycles, as we’ve seen in Austin on the Lance Armstrong Bikeway stairs.

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3 thoughts on “Rail Trail/288 bike-ped bridge input meeting

  1. Steven Vance says:

    Is the proposal available to review online?

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