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The Katy Trail

The Katy Trail represents a remarkable resource for the residents of the Dallas Fort Worth region. Conceived in 1870, the M. K. and T. Railway united the North and South via railroad. Today, a portion of this now abandoned linkage serves as a unifying element for the many users living nearby. The project provides approximately six miles of intercity bicycle and pedestrian trail, which also proves to be a transportation and recreational corridor for jogging, passive nature interpretation and walking. The trail links approximately 20 neighborhood areas to the central business district, the American Airlines Center and Southern Methodist University. Plans call for the Katy Trail to extend to the White Rock Lake area and to points beyond. Active involvement with the neighboring communities was an ongoing process very beneficial to the project.