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Archive for September, 2010

Clean Up the Trail Day – October 24th

The Friends of Northaven Trail will hold a “Clean Up the Trail Day” on October 24th from 2 to 4 pm. If inclement weather occurs on the 24th, the event will reschedule to November 7th.

The group will meet at the parking lot on Edgemere Road behind GB Dealey Montessori School, 6501 Royal Lane, for all activities.

The event is being organized as a clean up effort where volunteers will be assigned in groups to clean debris from segments of what will be the Northaven Hike and Bike Trail. This event will be the first of many future events for the Friends of Northaven Trail to work together in a volunteer effort to support the beautification, usability and maintenance of the trail. This effort will encompass Preston Road to Valley Dale. After the cleanup effort, burgers provided by Purple Cow and beverages will be served on the Oncor easement behind George Dealey Montessori School. La Terra Studio will display a map of the trail, as currently planned.

Many thanks to our sponsors for their generous support of the event!


  
Please RSVP to events@northaventrail.org.

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Community Meeting Update

One Possible Design Schematic of Northaven Trail

On Tuesday, August 31, the city held a public meeting at the Jewish Community Center on Northaven Road to provide information on the design and construction timeline of the Northaven Trail.  Approximately 50 citizens attended and heard from District 11 City Council Member Linda Koop, Parks and Recreation Board Member Lee Kleinman, and Kris Brown from la terra studio, the designers of the trail.

Kris Brown presented a design schematic of the trail and fielded questions related to all aspects of the trail’s design and construction.  Specific topics included; how the city might handle major street crossings at Hillcrest and Preston (still in discussion), suggestions for amenities including emergency way finding markers like those found on Katy Trail, access points and parking.  Citizens asked several questions about the location of the trail within specific sections of the Oncor utility easement, access points to the trail, the design of major intersection crossings and the connections to the White Rock Creek Trail and Cottonwood Trail.

Representatives from Terra Design also passed out note cards with a link to a public online survey about the trail.  The survey can be accessed here.

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