Richardson contractors completed painting a 1.1-mile section of new bike lanes on North Collins Boulevard between West Campbell Road and Palisades Creek Drive this past Saturday. The addition is part of 3.8 miles of new bike lanes being added this year, thanks in part to a TxDOT Safe Routes to School grant.
The latest addition to Richardson’s bike lane network brings the current total to approximately 12 miles of the 20 miles of bike lanes included in the City’s Master Transportation Plan. The installation connects to existing bike lanes on Collins Boulevard, which connect north to Renner Trail.
This summer, an additional 2.7 miles of bike lanes will be installed near Yale Elementary School under a Safe Routes to School grant. That project, which also includes sidewalk improvements and barrier-free curb ramps, will install bike lanes on East Collins Boulevard (from Plano Road to Jupiter Road), Yale Boulevard (from Arapaho Road to Campbell Road) and Owens Boulevard (from Woodoak Drive to Campbell Road).
Current plans also include adding bike lanes along Collins Boulevard from Plano Road to US-75 (Central Expressway) in 2014 as part of the Duck Creek Trail Extension project.
About the City of Richardson Bike Lane Program
Richardson’s first bike lanes were installed on Lookout Drive in 1996. In recent years, the City’s bike lane network has been expanded significantly, and expanding Richardson's bike lane system and enhancing pavement markings and signage is one of the City Council's near-term goals. The City works closely with organizations, including local partner Bike Friendly Richardson, and neighborhood groups to identify and implement additional bike routes in the community.