Dallas Bikeway System

2011 Dallas Bike Plan


The 2011 Dallas Bike Plan is a community–driven planning effort to update the 1985 Dallas Bike Plan. It's an innovative bicycle “master plan” that uses an implementation strategy and a set of recommendations for complimentary bicycle policies and programs. The Dallas Bikeway System includes on-street and off-street bicycle routes.

Recommendations for the context-appropriate designation of on-street bicycle facility types was done with the help of professional bicycle planning consultants, with national bicycle facility best practices and standards. The plan’s implementation strategy includes a list of demonstration/early implementation projects, as well as the general prioritization of projects for future implementation. The Plan was adopted as a policy guide by the Dallas City Council on June 8, 2011.

With the North Central Texas Council of Governments as the City’s partner, this plan recommends inter-jurisdictional connections as a part of the Bikeway System network. It is also a design guide “addendum” to compliment Dallas Complete Streets and is a bicycle planning “template” recommended for other municipalities within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Dallas Bikeway System Maps

View or download the Bikeway System Network Overview.

2011 Dallas Bike Plan

View or download the 2011 Dallas Bike Plan, including the Executive Summary, Introduction, Guiding Principles, Bikeway System Master Plan, Policies and Programs, and the Implementation Strategy.

2011 Dallas Bike Plan Addendum

View or download the Bike Plan's Addendum, including facility design and "complete streets" design guidance.