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250-Mile Trail Loop Proposed in Dallas

A Dallas News editorial supports the Dallas Integrated Trail Circuit—a plan to link existing trails in the city into a 250-mile continuous loop.
June 10, 2014, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Imagine a loop of trails, almost 250 miles long, that could take you all around Dallas," says the editorial. To complete the loop would require 90 miles of links between existing trails.

"City Hall is looking for $120 million in private support. It will pitch in $80 million of its own, assuming it can collect $33 million in the next bond program." According to the editorial, Park and Recreation Director Willis Winters "has had conversations with top fundraisers who believe the goal is realistic because the value of trails has proven to be so high."

The editorial supports the cause because it could be a game changer for Dallas quality of life: "An entire loop of trails around the city also would truly change mobility in Dallas…the Dallas Integrated Trail Circuit, would mean that there is no end of the line. Hop on a bike or tie on your running shoes, and you can get to every corner of the city with hardly a street to cross."

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Published on Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Dallas News
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