Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Support Our Annual Campaign


If you’re reading this, chances are that you love the Katy Trail. But do you support it with your checkbook? The Katy Trail relies on private donations for 90 percent of the cost to maintain it each year. Just think if those donations didn’t come in. There would be no drinking fountains and no lights. Weeds would grow over the Trail and tree branches wouldn’t get trimmed.

Help keep the Katy Trail a place that you love to spend time. Exercise your support during the Annual Support Campaign Sept. 1 through Oct. 31. Donate now!


Also, you can help right now online! Register to receive a personalized fundraising page! By signing up for your own personal giving page, your effort can help us reach a bigger audience and ensure the Katy Trail remains the gem that it is today.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Knox Street intersection changes aim to improve safety

Safety all along the Katy Trail is a concern of the Friends of the Katy Trail. That’s why our non-profit organization continues to work with the City of Dallas to improve safety where the Trail intersects streets.

Katy Trail users have probably noticed some changes at Knox Street. The City of Dallas has installed yield signs in the middle of that intersection to remind drivers to exercise caution there. Also, the adjacent traffic lanes have been re-striped to promote safe driving.

Although the motorists on Knox Street have the yield sign, Trail users should remember that they have a stop sign on the Trail. Everyone traveling through that intersection – whether they are on foot, bike, skates or in a car – should take extra caution when crossing. Don’t worry about who has the right of way. Show concern for your safety and the safety of others. Slow down, be aware and then proceed. It’s the common sense approach.

Monitoring safety at the Katy Trail-Knox Street intersection is an ongoing process. Other changes may be made in the future to that intersection and the Knox Street corridor to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety.

Katy Trail – Phase III Construction Begins

If you’ve driven down McCommas Boulevard lately, you’ve seen the construction going on. This is the newest link constructed by the City of Dallas that will eventually connect the Katy Trail with the White Rock Lake trails. A dedicated lane is being constructed for users to continue north by crossing North Central Expressway via the McCommas Boulevard overpass.

Eventually, a suspension bridge will be built over Mockingbird Lane, making for easier access to the Katy Trail and providing longer distances for cyclists’ routes.