Pedestrian Trail and Bridge over Mockingbird Lane Opens to Public
University Crossing Community Welcomes New Statement Bridge Completing Trail Connection from Downtown to White Rock Lake
DALLAS – November 2, 2017 – The University Crossing Public Improvement District, City of Dallas Park and Recreation and City of Dallas Department of Public Works today announced the opening of the pedestrian trail and bridge over Mockingbird Lane. The statement bridge over Mockingbird Lane and trail are the final pieces that connect Downtown Dallas to White Rock Lake with a continuous pedestrian and bicycle access.
“The completion of the bridge is another pivotal addition to the growing urban landscape of Dallas and highlights the successful partnership that happens when cities, counties and state agencies recognize the importance of connecting neighborhoods through urban trails. The Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge connects our great city through its creative and innovative design, offering a safe and convenient pathway for all to enjoy,” said Willis C. Winter, FAIA, Director, Dallas Park and Recreation Department.
The new University Crossing trail extension will begin in Glencoe Park and traverse over the new 6060 Bridge and through the University Crossing neighborhood until it connects with the Skillman Ave. Bridge. The University Crossing Public Improvement District (UCPID) will be adding additional lighting along the trail for increased safety which will be completed in 2018.
"The opening of both the bridge and the University Crossing Trail marks an exciting new chapter in our communities history, and to that end, the University Crossing Public Improvement District welcomes the opportunity to serve our community, in new and exciting ways,” said Patrick Sanders, executive director for the University Crossing Public Improvement District (UCPID).
A community event to celebrate the bridge opening is planned for Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9am – 11am in Glencoe Park and from 10am – 1pm in Mockingbird Station. Bridge champion, Angela Hunt and “Bike Czar”, Jared White will be in attendance to lead a community bike ride across the bridge. In addition, City of Dallas departments such as the Office of Cultural Affairs, Public Works and City Hall on the Go will be at the event to help celebrate the new bridge and trail extension.
ABOUT UNIVERSITY CROSSING:
University Crossing is a vibrant neighborhood consisting of more than 200 dynamic businesses and organizations including, shops, restaurants, arts attraction and more – all thriving within a 122-acre radius defined by certain borders of North Central Expressway (US 75), Mockingbird Lane, Greenville Avenue and Lovers Lane. For more information visit www.universitycrossing.com.