A $1 million federal grant to the City of Fort Worth pushes forward a bike superhighway, planned to course through Oak Cliff, Grand Prairie and Arlington, in the not-so-distant future.

The first 53 miles of the Regional Veloweb, set to open in 2023, will run from Benbrook to Dallas and cost about $39 million. Most of the funding is coming from the Regional Transportation Council and municipal bonds. There’s only a few million to go before the planned 64-mile trail is fully funded.

Fort Worth won the $1 million “transportation-development credit,” to be used on the transportation project of their choosing and given to cities that fund highway projects with toll roads.

Photo Courtesy of North Central Texas Council Of Governments.