Pedestrian & Bicycle Improvements

In late July 2013 the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Transportation Commission granted the City $1,022,634, the maximum federal funding, for a project that the City of Burleson submitted for pedestrian and bicycle improvements between Summercrest Boulevard and McAlister Road. Construction work has started.

The City's goals for bike plan development are to link neighborhoods to parks, schools and other public facilities as well as to the Burleson Recreation Center/BRiCk, Old Town, and major retailers and employers.

Project Details


The Summercrest/McAlister project includes: 
 
  • A sidepath or bicycle lane separated from the road by a landscaped island in front of the Brick, from Lynne Lane to Crestview Drive
  • An off-street 10’ trail from Crestview to the creek – near Rand Drive
  • Buffered bike lanes from Rand to Cedar Ridge Road (Frazier Elementary)
  • Sidewalks from Barkridge Trail to the BRiCk – on the west side of Summercrest
  • Various types of bicycle lanes on Thomas Street from Hughes Middle School to Summercrest
  • A 10-foot trail through the south side of the BRiCk property and through the drainage channel to Thomas Street
  • A mini-traffic circle at the Thomas/Summercrest intersection, with removal of the 4-way stop
  • Shared lanes, marked only with signage, will carry bicycles from Summercrest and Thomas along Rand, Newton Drive, Cindy Lane, and Douglas Street
  • From Douglas, the shared lanes will continue to Alsbury Boulevard and then to Heberle Street and James Circle
  • Sidewalks will be added to the east side of Douglas from Cindy to Alsbury
  • At James Circle, an off-street trail will carry bikes and pedestrians though the Oncor easement to McAlister
  • A mixed section of shared lanes, on-street bike lanes and/or buffered bike lanes will continue the route to the existing bike lane section of McAlister which was recently constructed by the City of Fort Worth
See the link to the Pedestrian & Bicycle Improvement Map (PDF).

Roundabouts


What is a roundabout? The Federal Highway Administration has a Roundabouts page dedicated to explaining how roundabouts are used in cities across the nation. Go halfway down the linked page above to Resources then click on the 10-minute video.