Bike Friendly Richardson

WANTED: Richardson Cyclist For Interview

Posted in City Stuff by dickdavid on August 7, 2013

Central Trail


Ann Marie Shambaugh works for the City of Richardson’s Communications Department, and she is putting together a video package about the Central Trail. They need somebody in the local bicycling community who is eager to use the trail once it is complete. She’d like to do an on-camera interview with a Richardson resident or two who use the Central Trail and plan to use the extension once it is complete. She’d needs to do the interview before August 17.

Would anybody be interested? This would be a great opportunity to show our appreciation for the City’s cycling efforts. Please post here or send us a message if you are interested.
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Richardson City Council Awards Bid for Central Trail Construction

Posted in Bike Change, Bike Trails and Routes, City Stuff by dickdavid on March 2, 2013

End Bike Route - Red Line


From the City of Richardson weekly newsletter:

The City Council on Monday awarded a bid of $3.4 million to Ed Bell Construction Company to extend the Central Trail 1.9 miles from the Arapaho Road DART Station to the southern city limit. Construction of the 10-foot wide concrete multiuse trail is expected to begin in April and last for about one year. 

The $4 million project is funded through Dallas County and the City of Richardson’s 2010 Bond Program. The lowest bid to construct the trail came in about $400,000 over budget, so the City removed some amenities such as irrigation systems, landscaping, and benches to be constructed in a possible second phase at a future date. The City also hopes to use $600,000 in Regional Tollway Revenue funds awarded for the Central Trail to help enhance the project. 

The Central Trail currently runs from the Spring Creek Trail in north Richardson and ends at the Arapaho Road DART Station. The extension will run alongside the DART rail line and is planned to eventually connect with the Richardson city limit to the south and a future connection to the Dallas’ White Rock Creek Trail

Watch the City Council presentation at

We are extremely excited that this is happening and we’d still like to see the small gap in the plan addressed.