Bike lanes, trail extension planned in Stevens Park area

Coombs Creek (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Coombs Creek (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

A big developer recently announced plans to redevelop a 12-acre site on Fort Worth Avenue at Plymouth, and the city wants to spiffy up the streets, sidewalks and bike lanes in that area.

Recommended enhancements include extending the bike lanes on Fort Worth Avenue, which now end at Edgefield, across Hampton all the way to Bahama Drive. The bike lanes would be physically separated from traffic, although the means of separation haven’t been determined, according to City Councilman Scott Griggs.

Bike lanes also would be installed on Bahama Drive, from Fort Worth Avenue to Plymouth. That stretch of Bahama also would get wide sidewalks.

The Coombs Creek Trail, which extends through Kessler Park to Plymouth and Hampton, would be extended to Bahama, and that would include bridge work.

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Finally, there are plans to improve the intersections, including crosswalks, ramp and curb reconstruction, pedestrian crossing signals and short bike lane extensions into neighborhoods.

These projects center on Lincoln Property Cos. planned redevelopment of the 12-acre site of the old Colorado Place apartments.

Below is a map, courtesy of Griggs, of the recommended changes. Find a larger version of it here. Work on these would begin in one year at the earliest.

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