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Old 10-07-17, 03:00 PM   #1
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Route from Dallas to Ft. Worth

Newbie here...

I'm sure this has been asked and kindly redirect me if so, but...If not:

I'm looking for the safest road route from North Dallas to Downtown Fort Worth....and back.

Looks as if its 100 miles round trip, but looking for best and safest routes.

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Old 10-10-17, 08:29 AM   #2
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They've been planning and working toward a path for 30 years, and in another 20 or so it should be complete. If you want to ride before that, you'll have to ride the streets. There are actually a fair number of nice, quiet residential streets, but unfortunately chopped up by freeways, creeks and rail lines which are only crossed by thoroughfares.

Here's my route, quite pleasant on a Saturday or Sunday morning, but not so much at weekday rush hour.
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You mentioned 'safe' multiple times. Is a path safer than the road? Is a path still a 'road route' to you?

Anyway, I thought this:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26180891

would be a lot longer, but relative to the all street route above it's not too bad, really. There's a half mile @ the 9 mile point on the streets, miles 13-17, 25-33 and 38-44 are on the streets, but otherwise it's on a series of paths. Uh, some of the streets are multi-lane thoroughfares.

In another month or six the 'signature' path bridge over Mockingbird Ave. (ten years in the making!) will be complete. About four miles could be cut by going straight into DT Fort Worth on 3rd.

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