Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail
Photo Courtesy of City of Arlington
Regional Trail Branding and Wayfinding Project
The Trail Branding and Wayfinding Project will create a unified brand and signage for the connected trails that make up the Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail, which traverses the cities of Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving, and Dallas. The project also will provide recommendations for support infrastructure for regional and national events on the trail and integration of a regional 911 signage system. Finally, the project will build regional consensus for ongoing marketing and operations of the trail.
Throughout, the project will solicit input from regional stakeholders and the public. Anticipated project completion is summer of 2022.
The virtual Open House introduces the Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail Branding and Wayfinding Project, and gathers participants' input about how and where they use the trail, as well as design concept preferences. There are two parts:
1. A survey to help us understand relationships with the trail and themes or names that users associates with the trail.
2. An interactive map which asks about special places along the trail, common access points, and common routes.
Virtual Open House #1
Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail Branding and Wayfinding Best Practices Review
Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail Overview
In 2013, NCTCOG convened the mayors of the five core cities of the Dallas-Fort Worth Region - Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving, and Dallas - to discuss the idea of a continuous regional trail from Downtown Fort Worth to Downtown Dallas. The trail alignment would be approximately 66 miles once completed.
The trail was highlighted as a resource and asset to their communities from an economic development perspective and tourism aspect, as well as the benefits to health and reduction of congestion that alternative transportation routes can offer.
Regional Trail History & Resources
Fort Worth to Dallas Trail Connection Map (updated September 2021)
Fort Worth to Dallas Trail Location Map (updated April 2021)
Trail Funded and Planned Sections (Local Contact Information)
In November 2013, a meeting coordinated by NCTCOG brought together the Mayors from the five core cities of the Dallas-Fort Worth region to discuss the idea of a Regional Trail from Downtown Fort Worth to Downtown Dallas.
On October 11, 2018, the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) funded an additional 3.1-mile trail section for construction that will complete a continuous 53-mile southern alignment connecting the five cities.
On April 11, 2019, the Mayors met again at NCTCOG to express continued support and collaboration to implement the Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail which is expected to have a continuous alignment completed by late 2023.
Presentation to Mayors on April 11, 2019
Presentation to RTC on October 11, 2018
Presentation at Mayors' Luncheon on November 8, 2013
Photo Courtesy of the City of Irving
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Staff Contact: Shawn Conrad