The Loop includes a plan to build the 8.7-mile Trinity Forest Spine Trail, between South Dallas and White Rock Lake, which has been planned since about 2010 but as yet is unfunded.
The Spine trail would traverse through South Dallas and East Dallas’ Parkdale neighborhood to the Santa Fe Trail, which meets White Rock Lake.
“The great thing about [The Loop] is that all that of our rights-of-way, with a few exceptions, are done,” Ellerman says. “It’s all been secured, paid for. It’s done. That is a huge advantage.”