The Friends of the Katy Trail has developed a Master Plan to create a 12-foot-wide, 3.5-mile concrete trail with a parallel 8-foot-wide, 3.1-mile soft-surface trail.
The Katy Trail will provide connections to three major areas: the American Airlines Center and the West End at the south end of the Trail, Stemmons Park near the Infomart, and the Mockingbird DART station at the north end.
The Trail will feature four major entrance plazas, seven stair entrances, and an additional seven wheelchair accessible entrances. The Master Plan developed by the Friends of the Katy Trail also includes plans to install lighting, landscape with native trees and plants, and provide educational and informational signs.
The Katy Trail is a "Central Expressway" for bikers and walkers - the crucial centerpiece of the region's planned network of bike trails.
Eventually, the Trail will extend its reach more than 17 miles by linking the city's two most important trail systems - White Rock Creek to the northeast and Trinity River to the southwest.
The Katy Trail can serve as a model for the innovative public and private partnerships that will make the regional plan a reality.
Click on a link below to see an image of the proposed trail heads