Planes, Trails and Automobiles - doing better for Northwest Dallas

Updated: Mar 23


The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is hosting a virtual public meeting for Bachman Lake & Love Field Area Planning on Thursday, March 25 at 6 pm. Remember the Airport North Entrance? Well, it has not gone away. It’s part of this overall planning effort being coordinated by NCTCOG. They are spending over $1M to address transportation issues for those of us in Northwest Dallas. Please make sure to join in and hear about the following:

• Results of the online community transportation needs survey

• Updates on ongoing transportation plans and projects in the area

• Opportunities and next steps for continued input and feedback on area improvements

Registration is required to attend. Register here: https://nctcog.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcuCpqzMoGN3NsbVxk-QOT4ls9zQpUwrX

Please share this meeting invite with family, friends, and colleagues you feel would be interested in participating and providing feedback.

For more information, visit: www.NCTCOG.org/BachmanArea.

If you have any questions, please call 817-695-9240 or email transinfo@nctcog.org

The flyer can be found here in English and Spanish.


Why is the Bachman Plan Study such a big deal?

We've been advocating for various improvements to our community since we established Friends of Bachman Lake two years ago. The Northwest area of Dallas had been long-neglected and we not only needed to protect Bachman Lake and Park by giving it a voice, but also to make sure that it became a hub for recreation and a safe place for the community to gather. Improving the surrounding community is key to that and that's why the Bachman Area Study is a major step toward achieving this.


To give some context to some of the moving parts in government, the community and business, we've posted some perspectives on our site ranging from connecting our trails to nature spots, both known and unknown, to challenging the public reasoning behind the airport's plans for an alternate entrance which could pose an existential threat to Bachman Lake Park as we know it today.


Feel free to revisit a few pieces we've written over the last 24 months and see how it all plays into the larger need to ensure the Bachman Plan is truly the way forward for our area.


Putting things together and making connections to what's around us


Lane Departure: Staying in it won't get you noticed

Blazing Trails: Out to connect the dots on the map

Frasier Dam Recreation Area: A natural spot you probably haven't heard of

From "a great place to dump a body" to an urban nature stop

Lemmon Ave Trail Gets Design Firm

Lemmon Ave Streetscape Enhancements


Northwest Highway isn't even great for cars; now imagine pedestrians


Northwest Highway: A barrier to green


The Love Field obsession with an alternate entrance


Follow the Data: Is the Love Field entrance at Mockingbird really failing?

Lake oil Salesmen: Why is Love Field trying to sell us on a north entrance?




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