Planning Projects

Fort Worth Active Transportation Plan

The City of Fort Worth, in partnership with the North Central Texas Council of Governments, developed the Active Transportation Plan with a vision to create a regionally coordinated and locally connected bicycle and pedestrian network that provides a safe, comfortable, accessible, and equitable network of trails, sidewalks, and on-street bicycle facilities for people of all ages and abilities. The Fort Worth Active Transportation Plan identifies the priority infrastructure network for citywide and regional active transportation travel, placing an emphasis on local, short trips and connections to transit.  Additional information is available on the City of Fort Worth’s project website.

Active Transportation Routes to Rail

 

Ellis County Regional Trail Corridor Study (2015)

(Midlothian to Waxahachie)
Project Description: NCTCOG, in partnership with the cities of Midlothian and Waxahachie, Ellis County, and the University of Texas at Arlington worked together to study alignment options and the feasibility of constructing an eleven mile regional shared-use path in Ellis County linking the cities of Midlothian and Waxahachie. The planned path will provide safe, alternative modes of transportation, improve air quality, spur economic development, encourage physical activity and promote connectivity between the two cities. Researchers examined existing natural and human features to generate alternative trail system routings. Potential spurs to nearby destinations were also explored.

The final draft of the corridor for a proposed regional shared-use path that will connect the cities of Midlothian and Waxahachie is now available. The City of Waxahachie's Parks Board adopted the plan on March 5, 2015 and the City of Midlothian's Parks Board adopted the plan on April 13, 2015.

Final Study [5 MB]

Maps
Map Segment A [12 MB jpg]
Map Segment B [10 MB jpg]
Map Segment C [11 MB jpg]
Map Segment D [12 MB jpg]
Combined Map [1.6 MB pdf]
Conceptual Trail Corridor Alignment to view in Google Earth [25 KB KMZ]

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A presentation on the Ellis County Regional Trail Corridor Study was provided to the City of Waxahachie Park Board on March 5, 2015 and to the City of Midlothian Park Board on March 9, 2015. 
 

Presentation
Maps
Map Segment A  [9MB jpg]
Map Segment B   [8 MB jpg]
Map Segment C   [3 MB jpg]
Map Segment D  [11 MB jpg]
Combined Map   [4 MB pdf]

A community meeting was held on October 14, 2014, at the Heritage High School in Midlothian to invite feedback from local residents and stakeholders about the proposed regional trail between Midlothian and Waxahachie.

Presentation - North Central Texas Council of Governments  [2MB pdf]
Presentation - University of Texas at Arlington [1MB pdf]
Maps
Map Segment A  [12 MB jpg]
Map Segment B  [11 MB jpg]
Map Segment C  [11 MB jpg]
Map Segment D  [13 MB jpg]
Combined Map   [11 MB jpg]