Dateline Friday, April 10, 2009 from the Fort Worth Star Telegram
In a story entitled “City streetcar project put in regional plan,” Gordon Dickson reports at the end of the story: “The RTC learned that a package of …projects approved … for federal stimulus funding includes $475,315 for a hike-and-bike trail in Hurst and Colleyville. … if the gap can be completed, it will be possible to ride a bicycle from Grapevine Mills Mall to Haltom City.”
Geez, considering my daily bicycle commute has been from Colleyville to Haltom City, does that mean I’ve been doing the nearly impossible on a daily basis? Imagine, instead, just how many bike parking facilities could be purchased at local destinations for that same $475,315. I guess it isn’t just Dallas that tends toward fuzzy, “feel good” thinking.
And, in case you were wondering, I never rode a single foot of the completed portions of the trail on my commute to Haltom City – too much of a detour. In my new commute to Alliance, I DO ride the Colleyville portion of the trail –about 10 feet of it as I cross it at a 90 degree angle.
I also accidentally discovered a bicycle lane in NRH - more on that later, and on other "MUP" thoughts...