If you commute less than 10 miles to work, consider yourself especially fortunate. The rest of us can tell you how much we’ve felt that weekly pinch at the gas pump, and it seems there’s no relief in near sight.
A couple of us Advocate staffers have even toyed with the idea of riding our bikes to work in an attempt to alleviate our ever-rising gas budgets. Living a good 20 miles from the office, however, that’s unfortunately not an option for me. Nope, unless I reach Lane Armstrong proportions, seems DART is probably a more realistic option for me.
But for rest of you who can feasibly make the trek to work––or for those of you who want to ride for environmental or health motivations––there’s good news: Dallas is on it’s way to becoming a more bike-friendly city.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments has been working to complete the Regional Veloweb. In a nutshell, this will be the mother of all bike trails.
The 644-mile Regional Veloweb will span throughout the Metroplex, connecting bike trails in several counties: Tarrant, Denton, Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, Kaufman, Johnson, Ellis and Parker.
As of now, about 100 miles of the Regional Veloweb are complete. That includes Katy Trail and Preston Ridge Trail.
If you’d like to learn more about the Regional Veloweb and when it’ll be complete, you can do so online–or better yet, attend the information meeting today at 2 p.m. at the Center for Community Cooperation (in the Gulf-Rio room). There will be a brief presentation, followed by a Q&A session.

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