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Dallas Council Considering Speed Limit On Katy Trail

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Lauren Huddleston

28-year-old Lauren Huddleston died days after being hit by a bicyclist on Dallas’ Katy Trail.

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Speed limits are still on the table as the City of Dallas looks at possible ways to make running and biking trails safer.

The death of jogger Lauren Huddleston on the Katy Trail in a collision with a cyclist a month ago sparked questions about crowds and safety.  Dallas City Councilwoman Angela Hunt says speed limit signs could help along the Katy and Santa Fe trails, because radar guns at both clocked some cyclists doing 20 or more miles an hour.

Hunt says a Seattle suburb has a 10 mile-per-hour speed limit.  Another idea would separate cyclists and joggers altogether at White Rock Lake.  The city and others involved in coming up with a safety plan are expected to recommend changes by the end of November.

The Katy and Santa Fe Trails in Dallas could include speed limit signs by the end of the year.  It’s just one of the ideas being discussed by city leaders in response to a collision with a bicycle that killed a jogger last month.

Councilwoman Hunt says they want to have recommendations on changes to the trail safety plan by the end of November.  In addition to speed limits, some are also suggesting that cyclists and joggers be separated altogether at White Rock Lake.

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