Progress on the Trinity Skyline Trail
I decided to change my route up today and headed down to the Mighty Trinity to see if / how things had changed since I’d been down there a few months ago. It was a great day for a ride, walk, or kite flying, as the dozen or so other people I saw out there thought as well. It was great to see people using the trail. A new “dock” was built since I was last down here and I’m not quite sure why. It was nicely built and had a decent view of downtown but seems like it might be better placed on the back side of a beach house over looking the ocean.
It still a little difficult to get down to the east side Trinity Skyline trail. The only true access point I’m aware of is on the east side of the commerce bridge behind the jail. There is no parking on that side so if you were to drive to the trail you have to park on the west side of Commerce and walk / ride across the bridge to get to the access point. Not ideal but, its progress. One thing I was actually excited to see is a connection between the west side and the east side trail (almost). There is now a bridge underneath Sylvan that goes over the Mighty Trinity. I say it almost connects because once you get across its a little rough. There is still some work to do to smooth out the trail and truly connect the two sides. Not to mention the impassable path near the trammel crow park. I’ll have to take my Mt Bike next time.
A view from the bridge:
As a side note, Dallas needs to do a little better with their trash. You wonder where that empty bottle or cup goes that flies out of your truck bed or doesn’t make it into the trash can? Many end up here down here:
But even that didn’t take away from some beautiful scenery throughout the trinity that we could use a lot more of in this city. Overall they are making progress which is always great to see. If you would like to find out what is coming next, the Trinity Park Collaborative is hosting a ride along the trinity to discuss ideas, opportunities and visions of the Trinity Park. The event is this Saturday 5/2 from 9am – 12pm. You can find out more information here. We’re looking forward to hearing what they have to say.