A five mile trail of inter-urban rail corridor connecting neighborhoods in Oak Cliff recently opened in Dallas according to a NBC 5 DFW article from October 23 which reports,
“A new trail, one of the largest shared-use projects south of Downtown Dallas, is officially open in Oak Cliff.
The Honey Springs-Cedar Crest Trail connects neighborhoods in southern Dallas and boasts views of the city skyline.
Officials said they hope it will breathe new life into the empty corridors of land also used by Texas utility giant Oncor. The inter-urban rail corridor was also once part of a railway line that went to Corsicana.”
The trail was actually an investment that will serve the community not just in recreation but also in transportation according to a WFAA article from October 22 which says,
“Construction of the Honey Springs-Cedar Crest Trail cost about $7 million. Dallas County invested more than $6 million into the project. Some community members call the development significant and a plus for community stabilization.
“When people relocate to a community, they look for these kind of park amenities,” said Price.
District 4 Councilwoman Carolyn King Arnold says the trail will help connect residents to neighborhoods, schools, transportation lines and local clinics, among other places.
“It means, number one, equity. Just an investment in the people in terms of quality of life, health being the number one priority,” Arnold explained.”
While the new trail was unexpected to be built, it now serves as a new amenity which can accommodate people who would take time to walk, jog and bike around the neighborhood. Additionally, it will serve as a recreation as people will be able to see the Downtown Dallas Skyline when they use the new trail.