Dallas Council Considering Speed Limit On Katy Trail

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.

  • Elmer

    How many bikes have speedometers? Why not ban ear phones like USATF has done with road races. It works just fine.

  • TxStoney

    ban earphones and dogs on zip leashes!

  • grvhlms

    She got herself killed. It’s solely her own fault. Require pedestrians on the trail to wear helmets.

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