Katy Trail

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Dallas' Trinity Strand Trail Is "Finished"

    Four-and-a-half years ago, Mayor Tom Leppert stood overlooking the old Trinity River channel, now a forlorn muddy course that snakes through the Design District, and unveiled Turtle Creek Plaza, a handsome semi-circle of concrete adorned with a red water fountain that very much resembles a fire hydr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    The Katy Trail Is Overrun with Feral Cats

    In what is being called (by me) the greatest public-safety threat to strike the popular walking path since a proposed high-rise threatened to blot out Highland Park's view of the sun, the Katy Trail has been overrun with feral cats. So says a WFAA story from last night, though maybe "overrun" is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Highland Park, Fighting Luxury Apartment on Katy Trail, Insists It's Not Against Density, Just Tall Buildings

    What kind of rich people would be more fun to have living along the Katy Trail -- family-oriented rich people who prefer short buildings, or fast-paced rich people in high-rises? The current property on 4719 Cole Ave. is not habitable for any type of rich people. The Saltillo apartments building w ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014
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    August 1, 2013

    The Original Company Café Is Moving Down Greenville to Mextopia's Former Home

    Last night, workers were stacking chairs, cleaning house and making room for new equipment at the old Mextopia spot on Greenville Avenue. Workers for the Company Café were preparing for their big move. A large carousel cooler sat on the patio out front, waiting to be moved into place and stuffed wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Katy Trail Ice House Outpost is Now Open in Plano

    The Katy Trail Ice House Outpost in Plano at 4700 W. Park Ave. has been dabbling with a soft opening the past week, however they're now ready to go all in. This second KT Ice House location, in the old Bandito's spot, is an off-shoot of the popular Uptown restaurant with the same outdoor-oasis feel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Downtown Dallas Now Has a Working Network of Bike Lanes

    When the city first began putting down bike lanes last year, it was hard to divine if there was any grander vision than simply flinging paint at random patches of asphalt. In a century or so, we figured, they'd coalesce into the long-awaited Dallas Bike Plan. Until then, we were left to puzzle over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Patio Drunk: Ten Of Dallas' Best Patios

    Editor's note: we originally published this list last fall, just as summer's swelter faded into blissfully cool September weather, but this guide works just as well for the spring. Get ready for the weekend, Dallas. Oh, and the first cold one is on you. Goodfriend (pictured above) OK, so the view i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    A Shift in the Force: Lombardi Restaurant Empire Moves Taverna Pizzeria And La Fiorentina

    If you're a fan of Taverna Pizzeria in Uptown, you'll have to walk a few blocks north of their current location to enjoy their pizzas, salads and really big pork chops crowned with a fried egg. The Lombardi group just announced the restaurant would be moving to Knox Street, right next to Toulouse. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    For Four Days This Month, Knox Will Become Dallas' First "Complete Street"

    In June, the city of Dallas unveiled its Complete Streets Design Manual, a rather dense set of guidelines for the city as it dabbles with the idea of building certain roadways less as places that cars blow through en route from Point A to Point B and more as boulevards that are at least as accommoda ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 24, 2012
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    May 16, 2012

    Dallas Police Has Even More Explanation for its Response to That Whole Katy Trail Thing

    The Dallas Police Department is continuing to explain away -- and maybe overcompensate for -- their initial silence concerning the armed robberies on the Katy Trail and the dozen-or-so incidents police believe they're linked to.A pair of press releases from police hit the inbox yesterday evening, on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    In the Katy Trail Robberies, Police Reports Paint Portrait of Bumbling, Brazen Criminals

    We know a lot more about the string of recent armed robberies at the Katy Trail since the Dallas Police Department initially released some details on the incidents yesterday. We know, for example, that police think all were committed by a pair of black men in their 20s who were driving a silver, fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Dallas PD: Katy Trail Robbery Suspects Are in Their 20s and Considerably Armed

    Question: Is Jim Schutze a prophet, or does does the city just go to him for its marching orders? Just a few short hours ago, he was grousing about the piddling response by the Dallas Police Department to a string of armed robberies on the Katy Trail.Immediately DPD officers, who we presume were bre ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2012
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    February 13, 2012

    Back, Pedal: Dallas Bike Lanes Won't Be Easy, But They Just Might Happen After All

    The bureaucratic red tape for bike lanes is loosening in Dallas. Well, OK. There's talk of it loosening. Which, for those who like to want to ride their bicycles, who want to ride them where they like, is better than nothing. At today's meeting of the city council's Transportation and Environment C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Five of Our Favorite Dallas Patios (Because It's Going to Be 70 Degrees Today)

    Editor's note: If you're thinking this item looks familiar, it is. I was talking with Rallo about how today's weather demanded an outdoor lunch, and like idiots we sat there for five minutes trying to think of good patios. Then we realized that we run a web site that exists solely to solve these qua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Company Cafe's Second Location is Open, and She's a Looker (Photos)

    Lauren Drewes Daniels​Company Café's second location is open, in a renovated building tucked behind Texas de Brazil alongside the Katy Trail. Its modern design is coupled with vintage flare where patchwork walls made from old barn wood contrasts with contemporary pieces, like metal chairs and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Katy Trail Ice House: Soon With More Fire

    You're going to miss that hot, awful weather very soon​While it may be 80 today, Fall is definitely here. With evening temperatures falling, patio drinking is becoming more of a challenge. I was at the Katy Trail Ice House this weekend and saw several waitresses wearing gloves to protect their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Western Swinging Through the City's Star-Studded "Happy Trails" Music Video

    Happy Trails 2:00 from Jake Ferguson on Vimeo.Like I wrote Tuesday, the city's about to officially unveil its "Happy Trails" campaign intended to make those 104 miles' worth of hike-n-bike paths safer following the death of Lauren Huddleston on the Katy Trail in October and another car-on-cyclist co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Katy Trail Ice House's Snafus Might Be Coming to an End

    Katy Trail Ice House promised us these beers and gave us a Shiner. Not that we don't like Shiner, but damn.​When Katy Trail Ice House opened along the eponymous exercise trail on March 25, it was feted as the next it-bar. Capitulating to this hysteria, I too visited the bar on opening day, muc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    From the Mailbag: You've Got Questions, People Who Know More Than We Have Answers

    ​Every so often, Friends of Unfair Park send in e-mails full of questions to which we only wish we knew the answers. And I'll send those queries to the experts. So, this morning, we tackle two topics pulled at random from the grab bag. First up ...Friend of Unfair Park Wyatt asks: My neighbors and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Liveblogging Today's Trail-Tastic Quality of Life Committee Meeting

    Mind the gap?​Greetings to you, Unfair Friends, from City Hall, where the Quality of Life Committee kicked off their meeting about trash and trails today just after noon o'clock -- and after David Neumann gave a clowny and enthused interview to a TV camera. Willis Winters, Assistant Director of Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2011

    (Trail Safety) Signs o' the Times

    ​Exactly two months ago, Angela Hunt spoke to Unfair Park about the work the Friends of the Katy Trail had done to put on paper "a really thoughtful, long-term plan for how to deal with safety needs" along the city's hike-n-bike trails system following the death of Lauren Huddleston in October, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Potemkin Village: Signs Urge Dallas to Keep the Homeless in its Heart. What Heart?

    ​As a community, we get horrible leadership from City Hall. Terrible. City Hall brings out the worst in us. On Monday, Building Community Workshop (called bcWORKSHOP), a housing advocacy group, began installing plywood silhouette figures of homeless people around town with cardboard signs urg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2010

    City Council to Get a Peek at Initiatives Intended to Make Katy and White Rock Trails Safer

    ​After the death of Lauren Huddleston in October, when a cyclist crashed into the jogger along the Katy Trail, and a car-and-cyclist collision two weeks later, council member Angela Hunt wrote that she'd met with city staff and Friends of the Katy Trial to "address trail safety for all users." A p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    TxDOT to Help Dallas Pay for "Enhancing the Safety of the City's Shared-Use Pathways"

    Click to embiggen one of the suggestions for improviing safety standards along the Katy Trail​Not far from the Harvard Street-Cole Avenue stretch of the Katy Trail where a cyclist and motorist recently had their head-on how-do is the Knox Street intersection, which city planners have long identifi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    DPD Reports a Cyclist Hit on Katy Trail

    ​Speaking of the need for Complete Streets ...On Sunday morning, Angela Hunt wrote on her website:Last week, I met with city staff and Friends of the Katy Trail board members to discuss ways to make the trail safer in response to Lauren Huddleston's tragic death. We will have a plan to address tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Purple Onion: Good Things are Worth the Wait. This Breakfast Wasn't.

    ​Purple Onion 1838 Irving Blvd. 214-747-0101 Promised Delivery Time: 20 minutes Actual Delivery Time: 50 minutes Getting my favorite meal of the day delivered to work: 50 Getting that meal 30 minutes late: -20 Big menu, small prices: 20 Short-tempered employee: -10 Lingering scent of French ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Two Years Later, City Council to Get Peek at Southwestern Medical District Area Plan

    ​Actually, it's the "Stemmons Corridor-Southwest Medical District Plan," which has been simmering since 2008 as officials from UT Southwestern, Love Field, Crow Holdings, Parkland and so forth worked with area residents to hash out the (transit-oriented) development details. Nothing's final yet -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Taking One More Step Down Katy Trail

    The city expects to begin construction of Katy Trail Phase III by no later than March.​On Friday, the Friends of the Katy Trail posted photos of two new entrances: the Beasley staircase at Hall Street and the Tao of Warren at Armstrong Boulevard, paid for with private funds. On Wednesday, the coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Line Goes Deep as Troy Aikman Helps Friends of the Katy Trail Kick Off Membership Drive

    Photos by Sam MertenNFL Hall of Famer and Fox broadcaster Troy Aikman braved the stiff winds and cool temperatures Thursday night while promoting the kickoff of the inaugural Friends of the Katy Trail membership drive. Joined by his two daughters, 7-year-old Alexa and 8-year-old Jordan, Aikman graci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    The Bridge On the Lane Mockingbird

    ​What you see above is the "841-ft long, 16-ft wide signature pedestrian bridge over Mockingbird Lane" that the city hopes to have up and running (see what I did there?) by December 2011, fingers and toes crossed. Of course, that's if the city can find the walking-around money to fund Phase VI of ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    August 4, 2009

    The Wyndemere Cries, "Quarter Mil"

    View Larger MapThe New York Times' Great Homes and Destinations blog wonders what kind of pad you can get for $250,000 and comes up with a few options: a three-bedroom, three-bath 179-year-old house near the Fore River in Portland, Maine; a five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath house in Athens, Georgi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Riding Somewhere South of Heaven, Heading Back to the Newly Opened Santa Fe Trail

    Alexa SchirtzingerWhere the Santa Fe Trail ends ... at Hill AvenueThis weekend marked a quiet little victory for East Dallas: the opening of a section of raised street crossings on the Santa Fe Trail, from South Carroll Avenue southwest to Hill Avenue, which means cyclists can now ride from Woodrow ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 12, 2009


    Split a long run in two at Victory Park

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    If You Were Naked and Painted Orange on the Katy Trail Yesterday, DPD Wants a Word

    And now, from KXAS-Channel 5, the story of the naked, "terracotta-colored" man spotted along the Katy Trail Thursday morning. At first, the woman who saw him thought he was a statue. Till he moved. And, please, do keep in mind: "This is very offensive and something that is not funny, not funny at al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Dallas, So Close to "World-Class"

    On this Friday morning, let's sneak a peek at the Sunday New York Times travel section, which spends "36 Hours in Dallas" and serves up this howdy-do: "DALLAS may not be a world-class city, but it's pulling out all the stops to get there." Alas, not much new here for locals likely to read the Sunday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    You Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching You? Well, Rockwell, Get Used To It.

    Another item of interest from this afternoon's Public Safety Committee get-together: a sneak peek at where the city plans to put its surveillance cameras downtown (not to mention a color-coded map containing the location of every single camera already in place). Says the briefing memo, crime's down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Aural Ambush: Los Campesinos!

    Sarah WilmerThis week, two new interns joined the Aural Ambush squad and our $20 Discman was replaced with a borrowed iPod. A few weeks/months off and suddenly this is a high class operation? Well, actually, that's fitting: Only the best would do for the esteemed Knox Street patrons and joggers of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    This Katy Trail Arts Loop Sounds Interesting. But That's a Lot of Green.

    Looks like the meeting at the Nasher Sculpture Center was last week, but the Friends of the Katy Trail only today posted the sneak peek at the proposed Katy Trail Arts Loop, which is just what it sounds like:This connection improves the bicycle and pedestrian facilities between the Katy Trail and Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    A Trinity Project That's Awfully Hard to Argue With -- Right, Jim? Jim?

    A postcard scene from the Wycliff Trestle ... in the future! About a year ago, Mayor Tom debuted a slice of land that'll connect the Katy Trail to the Trinity Strand Trail -- you know, that 7.8-mile-long hike-n-bike that goes from the Katy Trail to the Trinity River Project slated to begin taking sh ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008
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    April 11, 2008

    Lesse. Do You Want the Katy Trail or an "Attractive Alley"?

    As Schutze pointed out earlier, Trey Garrison posted his thoughts on FrontBurner about a zoning case involving City Plan Commissioner Neil Emmons -- something about him being a Blue Meanie or some such. I’ve been following this issue as well and came up with a different perspective, mostly because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Happy (Katy and Trinity Strand) Trails

    Thanks to some e-mail server issues on our end, we missed receiving the invite to this morning's Mayor Tom-led unveiling of a parcel of land that will connect the Katy Trail with the Trinity Strand Trail. Turns out, according to our invite, that Cienda Partners -- which owns, among other things, the ... More >>

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    October 25, 2007
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    August 2, 2007
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    August 7, 2003

    Face Off

    Big D and Cowtown take the court

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    Beaten paths

    A plan for hike-and-bike trails faces gridlock

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