While I haven’t covered all 40 miles of Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails, I’ve biked the lion’s share of that meandering ribbon. My all-time favorite ride is crossing the river from east to west via the low-water dam near 4th Street, by the Martin House Brewery.
I love it because — even pushing 60 with one bad knee — I can, as I race down the incline, maintain the illusion that I’m not quite over the hill yet. But it’s more than that.
As I cross the dam, egrets and herons take off. Out of the corner of my eye, I spot a few fishermen casting their lines into the Trinity, and then for a few fleeting seconds I am at the level of the river as it rushes into the sluice gates, then exits, thundering, right below me.
Just a little way north is another favorite ride. Heading north, the trail runs between the river on the right and I-35W on the left, with its conveyor belt of 18-wheelers clogging traffic semi-permanently. After pedaling up a 45-degree incline, you can look east at one of the best views in Fort Worth. Below you, the land slopes gently to the Trinity. Across the river, on the eastern shore, the bank rises slowly. But just past Oakhurst Scenic, it rises abruptly to a tree-covered bluff.
And your eyes take it all in: the river, its banks, roofs popping up amid tall oaks, and if you’re lucky, maybe a red-tailed hawk making a wide gyre, having already spotted its prey somewhere down along the river. In a few weeks, when some trees flame red and bright yellow, it’ll be a real wonder to behold.
Yet not all is sweetness and light on the trails, and I’m not just talking about the occasional rudeness of a few trail-hogging bicyclists or oblivious hikers walking two or three abreast. A much deeper problem exists here in Fort Worth. Namely, that how well kept a trail is depends on which side of town it’s going through.
West of Trinity Park, going through more affluent neighborhoods, the trail is first class, well maintained and marked, including detours when repairs are under way. Plus, the detours are almost always laid out with crushed limestone. The rest of the trail should be in such good condition.
Just north of downtown, it’s a whole different story. Awhile back I was riding there on a detour that, for some inexplicable reason, slanted rather steeply, on a section surfaced not with crushed limestone but soft sand. A fellow bicyclist walking his bike said I was brave for continuing to ride. I decided pretty quickly he was wrong: I was being foolish.
This past summer a friend and I were riding on the North Side near Lincoln Park when suddenly the trail just stopped. There was no sign. No detour of crushed limestone or even sand. Nothing. We got off and walked our bikes to a footbridge, and voila, the “lost” trail was found.
Particularly glaring is the difference in how the trail is maintained in Meadows West Park in the upscale Bellaire Park North neighborhood compared to Gateway Park in the not-so-upscale Riverside area. Both trails go through woods and over many footbridges. But in Gateway the wooded sections of trail are in poor repair, as are the footbridges. Yet I’ve always found the Meadows West Park trail to be in A-1 shape.
In Fort Worth, we’re lucky to have these trails, which help attract businesses and keep the citizens healthy. They’re a true blessing, but they should be a blessing for all of us, not just for those who live on the “right” side of town.
The city maintains the trails that run through its parks, and the Tarrant Regional Water District takes care of the rest. But as far as I can discern, neither entity is maintaining the trails equally for the benefit of everyone. And that is a real injustice to all of us, one that should be corrected promptly.
Ken Wheatcroft-Pardue, an essayist, poet, and short story writer from Fort Worth, can be reached at email@example.com.
Honestly, you can NOT be surprised by all the money and attention lavished on the ‘mighty white sections’ of the Trinity Trail.
Simply take a short, but eye-opening, look at the condition of the ‘non-Republican’ neighborhoods in Fort Worth for evidence as to where “Fort Worth’s bread is buttered.”
Phil, no, of course I’m not surprised. But while it seems obvious that certain areas are favored and others areas are not. I think it’s been hard for me, at least. to come up with the data that proves it.I think the way the Trinity Trails are kept up is about as obvious an example as I can think of.
I completely disagree. I bet there’s a stronger correlation between trail maintenance and the amount of traffic on a particular section of trail than there is with race or white privilege. Furthermore, the sections of trail from Main Street to Gateway are some of the newest sections of the trail to ride, and they’re much more enjoyable than riding through the traffic jam of humanity in Trinity Park in the Spring and Fall. Nice try though.
You make a good point, but I think it becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. If the city and TRWD maintain the trails equally, more people from less affluent areas will use the trails. If the trails are not maintained, then they won’t use them. It becomes a vicious cycle. And yes, I agree with you. I love the new trail from Main to Gateway, but did you try to ride it when they were working on it? The detour was soft dirt. It was awful, which I think tends to prove my point. Oh, have you ever gone on the trail that goes into the woods at Gateway? I used to love that trail, but I don’t trust those footbridges any more.
No they wont. I live in a non-affluent part of town where the trail is in good shape. I am able to take the kids out to hopscotch and double dutch for hours on end without seeing a person on the trail. its pretty great. the concrete on the trail is pretty choice for ultimate hopscotch.
one time we had a hopscotch course that was at least two tenths of a mile long. it was insane. i was like, “go on down there and hop that scotch and ill be right here when you get back.” and that was when i lost my first kid.
Ken, Have you considered the organization doing the trail bypass? The Chisholm toll road construction firm is going to do a much better job of providing a bypass than the normal gov authority responsible for maintaining the trail. In any case, I would argue that the temporary bypass during construction is more a contracts requirement/inspection issue than anything else, and we probably shouldn’t make assumptions until you look at the statement of work that the gov put out. Have you considered the trail replacement done across from LMRA during the winter a while back? That was the worst temporary trail in the history of the trinity trail. Not a “poor” section of the trail either – and much worse than your example east of Main. That was the normal trail authority and not the Chisholm firm.
I have no comment about gateway, I got tired of dodging used condoms on the trail in the woods, but that’s not really a maintenance issue. Lastly, consider the “whitest part” of fort worth, the section running up to lake worth by rivercrest. the trail is completely unpaved. It’s also not used that much either. I’m reiterating my point, the sections of trail with more traffic get more maintenance, and it’s the portion that runs from gateway to lake Benbrook. @Phil, i put 3k+ miles on the trail a year, you need a larger sample size before you try to use a couple of observations to justify your world view. Try submitting a foia request to see where the trail maintenance dollars are really allocated and get back to me.
Ken I live in the Diamond Hill area of Fort Worth (and the area is ran by a democrat), we have a beautiful park that always has its grass cut, the sidewalks are new (literally no traces of tire marks/smudges/gum/etc., and the playground has been rebuilt. Yet no one uses the park, reason? I have no freaking idea. The park seems attractive to me yet I, along with most of the residents in my area rather go to the Trinity River because it is huge, huge, huge, and it’s located beside the river with a beautiful view of downtown. My area is mostly Hispanic (Btw, Yo soy un hispano) and I would say it leans more towards the left (this is a knit community so it’s normal to know most people in your are), yet we have good parks that are well maintained and they keep getting improved, yet no one uses them. I always pass by the parks in my area and their has never been an increase in the usage of the park (I pass by the parks 4-5 times a day) Yet the city keeps investing in these parks and I am not seeing increases in the usage (Oh and did I mention that D.H. isn’t white and leans more towards the left?) Before you compose any more articles or replies stop being bias, stop using “I think” or “I believe”, or even worst “I have no data to prove this” because it makes the whole purpose (along with the bias) of your article irrelevant.
I ride or walk the trail at least two times a month. I also play a variety of ‘field sports’ along all sections of the trail…Benbrook, Trinity Park, Fort Woof, Arc Park, Sansom Park… and I stand firmly by my remarks.
If you think the sections of the trail along ‘poor neighborhoods’ is maintained as diligently as the “Republican sections,” then I have some remarkable beachfront property in Arizona you are going to love. And since it is Arizona, you’ll be sharing your new ‘staycation home’ with the ‘very special kind of people’ you love.
I agree with Phil. I can’t prove it, but I’m pretty sure they take all the construction waste from jazzing up the “rich” part of the trail and just dump it on the “poor” part of it. Then the Koch brothers come to town and dump their nuclear/oil and gas waste right on top of that. Again, I can’t PROVE this, but come on, we all know it happens. Vote early and often!!
how firmly do you stand? avocado firm or cantaloupe firm?
yeah no kidding. phil take your head out of your butt.
I for one feel that the older sections of the trail are much better.
Speaking of handouts and givemenots, I feel like the Log Cabin Village isn’t pulling its weight. I mean..sell some candles or get OUT OF THE WAY! The candle money could be used to reinvigorate the trail system in the areas that don’t get as much butter per Phil’s comment. I’m not sure how butter helps the trails but if the Republicans are up to no good then I am MADDER THAN A WASP OF BEES ABOUT IT! Lets butter the trails on the bones of our ancestors!
So I’m supposed to ride a dilapidated trail, dodging gunfire and packs of wild dogs, just so “Big Candle” can line the pockets of local politicians?
are you saying that wendy is in big candle’s pocket? get the f out of here.
Why in your white god’s name don’t you like the “Log Cabin Village?”
After all, their ghosts are a very well-documented shade of white.
Sorry, I’m just trying to ‘butter you up’ for one of your self-proclaimed ‘handouts.’
People died when Cheney lied.
You know what else really grinds my gears? When I’m out on a stroll on the trail with my large family, letting my children wander and meander as God intended, and some hotshot biker yells “On the Left!” as he approaches at 90 miles an hour. I’m sorry that I don’t know which way is “left.” I didn’t go to the fancy schools that the “mighty white rich republicans” went to. Amiright, Phil!
Although I do not ride the trails, I do use them in my neighborhood. I agree that they need to be better maintained. In recent weeks the weeds were so high that it forced the cyclists and walkers/joggers to the middle of the trail to stay out of the tall weeds or stickers.
In response to “R. White” and the “on your left” comment. I wish all cyclist would be so kind as to let me know when they are passing. I even say “thank you” when they do. It is simple and a lot safer. I have come very close to side stepping into a cyclist but fortunately he did say “on your left” in time for me to continue forward. When cyclist and pedestrian collide, the cyclist loses.
Also the people using the trails could be a bit more friendly. A simple raise of the hand, a wave, a nod of the head or even a “good morning/afternoon” would be great. It makes the outing more enjoyable and less stressful.
It is voting time. Tell your politicians what you want and be sure to include the trails.
ever do any hopscotching?
I hopscotch in a log cabin with candles in my pocket.
I ride all the trail system regularly, usually 40-50 mile rides at a time. Sure they are working portions of the trail north to Gateway which is an inconvenience, but they are replacing it fairly quickly. Much of the trail that direction is already newer, wider, and in much better repair compared to areas to the West “more affluent” areas. Additionally, I believe there are plans to refurbish and improve Gateway park which I agree is much needed.
There have been sections of trail been missing from Hulen to 183 for well over a year? I understand much of this was due to the Chisholm Pkwy & Clear Fork construction… but it has yet to be repaired. The pedestrian/bike bridges around mile marker 0 are in rough shape and need to be resurfaced at a minimum. The trails running west to Greenwood/Monticello are in rough shape and haven’t been touched in years. Hell it took years for the city to repair a pot holes in the bike lanes on Belaire. I’m not seeing the correlation of “wealthy to poor” areas…
Overall I love the way Fort Worth has embraced the river, and has created something special for families, bikers, runners, walkers etc. Of course its a lot of fun riding by a bone dry river because they are pumping water out for a gas well.
You get what you pay for.
I suggest you start a daily protest downtown, sort of like Occupy Wall Street, but this is really an important topic this time. It will be a really good use of your time and you’ll probably make the FW Weekly.
Surely you’re not just waking up to the fact that Fort Worth’s “signature” neighborhoods (that’s what the Star-telegram calls them) are all west of downtown? The east side was traditionally for waste disposal and sewage treatment. The west side was for the parks, museums, and of course Will Rogers for the horsey rich set. What do you think the new horse palace being proposed is for? All of us? Please.
Riverside is so old it was its own town once. Its historic schools and buildings have been razed while the crummiest, ugliest middle school on Camp Bowie gets a historic marker.
Remember the golden rule — them with the gold do the ruling.
Exactly! Thank you! And I don’t like the way that “rich” part of the town smells either. Where’s the character??
Anyone notice that the math problems required to post a comment are getting harder. What’s next, a poll tax?? Discrimination. Plain and simple.
Won’t someone think of the children?
I keep mine strapped firmly to the roof of my car.
on a serious note, the west side doesnt want the new horse palace either. ridiculous waste of money.
“not just for those who live on the “right” side of town.” …? I hope you realize that the area leans more towards the left. Of course you would be the one to write an article that has bias in it. What a surprise indeed…
Ken, by the way you seem to be ill informed about the overwhelming amount of developments in Fort Worth. A reason why Trinity Park gets a lot of money invested into it is because 1) It’s a huge park, 2) The park is one of the most (if not the most used) park in the city. By the way Fort Worth is planning to improve many parks (and trails throughout the city) May I suggest you hold on to your biased views when you compose an article, first off Fort Worth is planning another huge park (Gateway Park) which is going to be in the Southern portion of the city (I believe), and the park is going to consist of a load of amenities such as canoeing, kayaking, dog parks, softball, baseball, soccer fields, tennis courts, water park, skating area, biking area (more trails), etc. Stop trying to incorporate your idiotically composed political views of yours into articles that aren’t even suppose to involve political sides. Fort Worth invest in areas where it is logical to invest. Hell even the leftist cities like Austin focus in upscale areas when it comes to developments, yet I bet you would never mention that if you lived in a city like Austin. Point being Fort Worth is improving its bike trails. By the way, right now Fort Worth is expanding its developments more towards the southern portion of the city, maybe I should compose a similar article like yours that has a unnecessary sentence at the end saying “The city should focus on providing developments all around the city as opposed to just the left portions of the city”…
If you want to see all the park and trail developments in FW may I suggest http://www.fortworthtexas.gov and select recreational areas. Then you will know what the city has planned for the city as a whole, but of course you always have those individuals who see everything as some sort of discrimination “Oh the city added a bike rack two blocks away from my house, but they didn’t add one on my street! This is discriminatory!”
…and please do not attempt to prove me wrong, I am intrigued by all the developments in Fort Worth, and if you have the mentality that FW is only assisting certain areas over others than I am not going to discuss with you any further. I literally know every single development occurring in this wonderful city and I know for a fact that they aren’t focusing on wealthy, conservative, leftist, etc. areas, they are just developing areas at different times. One thing I wanted to add why the trails around the trinity area and the trinity river are more invested in, is because of a bike highway that will connect Dallas to Fort Worth, and the other end will be located in where you see most of the trails being improved in. Search up “DFW Bike highway” on http://www.pbs.org to get more information on this development.
Sometimes I question how FWweekly hires its employees. Is it just an application that says “Do you associate with the (Republican █) or (Democrat █) party.” “You live in a conservative hillbilly city, do you like the city because (Democrats are making it better █) or do you hate the city because (Republicans who have ran this city longer than us know nothing and are ruining the city by making it more conservative?) ” Seriously who is the owner of the business. Every single article has some sort off unnecessary bias to it.
Well said, Citizen. Wheatcroft-Pardue is in the Kick-me-I’m-white club trending in left-wing looniness. And he has something usually reserved for radical feminists: a hyphenated surname. Wow!
Citizen, this is not a liberal-conservative issue. I’ve lived in Riverside for about 20 years. One of the main reasons we formed the neighborhood association here was because the city was not adequately dealing with flood control and street maintenance. Plenty of my neighbors who are rock-ribbed conservatives agree that the city favors one side of Fort Worth to the detriment of all of us. It’s wrong, and it weakens Fort Worth. If you want to talk about plans the city has, I’ll believe it when I see it. I’ve seen these dog and pony shows for years where the city trots out some drawings of some big plans they have. And guess what? Hardly any of it ever ends up happening, at least on this side of town. Oh, and thanks for the laugh. I’m not an employee of the FW Weekly. I’m the lowest of low, a freelance writer, which you are free to try yourself if you’ve got the guts. Knock yourself out!
W-P: You say it’s not a liberal-conservative issue, but in the story you said:
[The trials] are a true blessing, but they should be a blessing for all of us, not just for those who live on the “right” side of town.
What “right” side of town did you mean?
So I am assuming some hacker wrote “not just for those who live on the “right” side of town?” Or was that you while you were drunk? It amazes me that you are passive when it comes to bias, I assume you are so used to it that you can’t even see it, but again this is FWweekly…
Huh? Seriously, I think the meaning of “right” is very clear in the context of the piece, and it has nothing to do with right-wing. If I have to spell it out, and I guess I do for you two, it means the favored side of town. As it says in Raisin in the Sun, “even the NAACP takes a day off some time.” You both should do the same. Not every thing is about left-right conflicts. Get a grip.
W-P: Concededly, you may have meant the word “right” in the context you say, but that doesn’t duck the issue that the entire piece is written from a class-struggle perspective–the rich have it better than the poor–which is a mainstay of Liberal-speak. Hence, I don’t think you can fairly condemn the two of us as stupid for taking it the way we did. Citizen commented that the FWW, and impliedly your article, has a left-wing bias, and hires only left-wing employees. Your reply? That you’re not an employee but an independent-contractor. Which wasn’t really his point, was it?
I visit the trials every now and then, but my sister lives in Dallas right off the Katy Trail. And I’;m sorry,but the Katy Trail blows anything away in Fort Worth. After that, I hit the Katy whenever I can. The trail in Arlington..River Legacy is also nicer than anything in Fort Worth. I guess what I’m trying to say is, the trails in this town are generally pretty lame.
I think you nailed it, Tony. Fort Worth does not want to do things like they do in Dallas. So if Dallas has nice trails, FW says “We don’t want nice trails, because that’s how they do their trails in Dallas. Let’s do bad trails so we don’t have to be like Dallas.” Think I’m mkaing a joke? I one time asked a fairly prominent business leader why we don’t explore light rail mass transit in FW, and he told me “Rail mass transit is what they do in Dallas. We’ll stick to buses.” That’s one reason y’all live in such a backward big city with a small town attitude that everyone seems to love. But small town attitude is nice for people who don’t like to think.
No, no, no, no, and no. Ask any citizen in Fort Worth if we have to improve our transportation system and I bet 90% would answer “yes”, if you have been on any forums that discuss the city developments, there are sections dedicated to transportation issues/proposals, etc. Supposedly TRE is planning to build a rail from the Fort Worth Stockyards to DFW Int’l Airport, and this has been planned for a good amount of time. There are also plans to improve transportation (specifically in TX) from city to city, two bullet trains will be built by around the year 2021(+?) and one of them is planned* to go from FW>Dallas>Houston, and the second one is being planned to go from OKCity>FW>Austin>SA>Monterey(MX) by a Japanese company. Hopefully these systems get built by 2021 and not become delayed. *New plans keep stating that the bullet train will go from Dallas to Houston (FW isn’t mentioned)
Citizen, you are wrong, wrong wrong and drinking too much of the FW kool-aid. All the tranport projects you mention above are about moving people in or out of FW, not moving people WITHIN the city. FW is the most car centric city I ever lived in and I don’t need to look at posts on FW Architecture Forum or anywhere else to know that. Suffice it to say, decent mass transit that moves people around within the city is not something FW wants or does. Part of that has to do with the notion that only poor people use mass tranist (which feeds into perhaps why trails in certain parts of town are worse than others), and part of it has to do with FW not wanting to be like Dallas. Because Dallas and other cities across the country are seeing a need for better mass transit options for their citizens, and Fort Worth is not. Explain it any way you want, Citizen, but the facts are the facts.
With all due respect you are an idiot, first off I am not the one drinking the cool-aid, you really need to look in the mirror, secondly, most of FW agrees that we need more transportation (it isn’t rocket science), if you are really going to be delusional and ignorant to the fact that the city along with other agencies have been planning years worth of where to place and improve transportation, then be it. I can’t decide what you want to consider fact or fiction. Most of the articles that I read of off multiple sites like fwbusinesspress, fwarchitecture, City-Data, Skyscraperpage (on the forums most people actually have strong connections with the people in charge of these projects, and they are the ones to leak info) have a crap load of information on how the city is trying to improve its transportation. The city is still planning on street cars (but they always remain very quiet about it, just like any other major project) and one of the obvious ways the city is trying to make the city less dependent on cars is by developing high dense/urbanized areas which allow individuals to live, work, and play in the same area, the probability that the individuals whom habilitate the area will have to utilize a car as a mean of transportation would decrease drastically. This has been apparent in the urban villages that the city has been developing throughout the city, and one way popular form of transportation that seems to be getting a lot of momentum by the day is the bike program which is very successful (this is if you actually pay attention to your surroundings, if you are just a delusional individual who is distorted to believe that the city doesn’t approve of more transportation means; then more than likely you ignore all the improvements that the city has done, but you wouldn’t be the first ignorant individual who bases of a city’s view from 1 person who disagrees with public transportation). One thing I will mention about Fort Worth is that whenever anything is being developed, it takes a while (by a while I mean forever to happen) and this isn’t because the city is lazy, stupid, etc. it’s because this city is what many consider “safe” or the maximum version of a bullish city (a city that is skeptical on projects that may be successful or a bust) The reason why Dallas has improved their transportation drastically is because 1)Dallas has a bigger population 2) Dallas has more high density 3) Dallas has people who are willing to take risk, Fort Worth will increase its public means of transportation, but if we have delusional people similar to you who believe the 100% of the city is against transportation then we are going to get no where with your negative/false views which you base off of a handful of individuals (It’s like me going to NYC and having one racist person come up to me, and me stating that all of NY state is racist just because of that one person). BTW FW is car dependent, I thought that was obvious, and the city is trying to improve its transportation means, but like I mentioned FW is still increasing its density, the population is moving both into DT and the edge of the city (The city is very spread out making it complicated for people who live outside the core to have access to transportation), and the city is way too cautious on everything. Dallas added light rail which connects one high dense area to another, FW (again) is still developing more high dense areas, after the city gains more high density, expect light rail, street cars, etc. to be added. Oh and three more words…. Molly the Trolley.
By the way, maybe you should consider looking into articles that are concentrated on how cities are developed, you seem to have a blurred/ignorant view on how cities develop and the delusional view of yours causes you to assume idiotic things about a city that lacks lots of the things required for public transportation to increase. The thing about transportation is that you need high density to get more public transportation, but ironically you need more public transportation to also encourage more density throughout the city. Many cities tend to develop both at a very slow pace, add a bit of transportation here… high density there… connect high density areas A and B…. etc. Also take into consideration the amount of people moving into FW, remember for a decade we made the top 10 fastest growing cities in the US, we are also ranked the best “midsized city” (… >mid< sized?…) and year after year; FW's tourist spots attract more outsiders.
point being…. a contributor to lots of traffic is also people who are moving here. (Off topic) For the past 2 days I have seen 5 California cars… and one of them moved into a house nearby me.
Gee, Citizen, you go on and on about all the projects FW is planning and how so many citizens want better mass trnasit options, but you never answer the major question I raised. Why is FW mass transit so bad. And it is. I have lieved in many cities, and it is very shitty. Syudy after study shows FW spends less per capita, has less users per mile, among the fewest who use mass transit to get to work, and is in general a system that is designed for poorer people who have no cars and no other options. What is happeneing in most other REAL cities is they are developing mass transit options that people who own cars will use. And my God, you say the streetcar is still in play? The city asked for and got a federal TIGER grant worth $25 million for the streetcar system about five years ago. Then they told the feds they didn’t want it. Do you think the feds are ever going to award a grant like that again to FW? The bigger question is whether FW would every use its own money for such a mass transit option. And then you bring up Molly the Trolly? Nuff said on your credibility there. A loop bus that lets old tourists look at the courthouse and drops them off in the Stockyards. That is what you consider good mass transit for a big city? Have you ever lived anywhere else or traveled a bit? So again, if the city leadership is doing such a great job in planning and executing mass transit projects within the city, where are they?
Like I previously mentioned, ignorant people don’t seem to be able to observe improvements in the city, all you do is complain, complain, and complain. I never said I considered FW’s transit “good” I said that it has been “Improving” over and over. Yes I have traveled to a crap load of cities like New York City, Dallas, Houston, OK City, S.P.I., Corpus Christi, Tulsa, Monterey (MX), Brooklyn, Boston, etc. I answered your question about why Ft. Worth’s reason for having a crappy transportation system, I said that the city needs to increase density in more than one area, the problem is that the city keeps on spreading out instead of building up… I thought I made myself clear when I said how cities develop good transportation system… Just so you know, there isn’t a single city in the USA that starts off with a decent transit system, it takes a while for a decent one to develop because again, there needs to be high density (Emphasis on high density), there isn’t a point of constructing a rail from point A to B if point B is just a bunch of single home residential areas, it is better and more efficient if both points A and B contain a high population density and lots of businesses so people will have a reason to take a rail. The only area in FW that has high density is the core of the city (Downtown, West 7th, etc.) Maybe if you traveled more, you would notice that cities with more means of transportation (inside the city) tend to have more high dense areas…
I also mentioned that FW remains quiet about lots of projects (including transportation projects), but some people leak info on them every once in a while. And again the streetcar project has always been kept quiet, I believe it was on city data (Or skyscraperpage) that a user leaked information on a streetcar that is being developed, but like I previously mentioned (again) everything in FW is…. FW paced… I already answered your question by stating how transportation is improved/developed in a city, I clearly stated high density is a major factor, and again when in the world did I ever mention FW has a good transit system, when I mentioned MTT I was referencing to it being a way people get around DT FW, this is an example of an “improvement” and again I never said FW has a good transit system… I literally repeated my self 3 times, if you still do not understand then do your research instead of asking me… either way you seem to be ignorant towards the improvements (emphasis on improvements) that the city has been making. Once more go read articles on how transit is developed in a city, if you are smart enough to figure out the city has a bad transit system, I am betting you are smart enough to go onto a search engine and read articles… stop wasting your time with me and do your own research if you don’t want to pay attention. Enjoy living your life where you complain about things that don’t instantly happen, patience is very important… (which you obviously lack)