Northwest Dallas / Bachman Lake / Love Field Area Survey
You are invited to provide critical input to two efforts underway in your community.

The City of Dallas, the National Park Service (NPS), the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), and multiple external stakeholders and community groups are working collaboratively to gather public input to address needed improvements in the Love Field/Bachman Lake/Northwest Dallas area (see the map below).

Love Field Loop Trail Project: The NPS is working with the City of Dallas to create a concept plan for the Love Field Loop Trail (, which will identify a route around airport property, local neighborhoods, and public parks to connect residents to destinations and recreation options.

Bachman Lake Area Mobility Plan: The NCTCOG is leading a larger transportation and land use study of the Bachman Lake/Northwest Highway area, in collaboration with others, to look at improvements to increase safe walking facilities and access on major roadways, better connections to DART stations, multi-modal facilities, and other transportation and land use topics

This survey has been collaboratively developed to provide input to both of these planning efforts. The survey is 18 questions long and should take about 20 minutes to complete. Your responses to this survey will help determine the improvements to your community. Please forward this survey link on to your neighbors, colleagues, and anyone who has an interest in the future of the Love Field/Bachman Lake/Northwest Dallas area.

Thank you for your participation!

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Study Area
1. How important are the following transportation issues in your community? *
1 - Greatest Concern
5 - Least Concern
Increasing number of and access to bicycle lanes, trails, and other bike facilities
Increasing sidewalks and safe crossings for pedestrians
Improving bus/rail transit access
Maintaining and operating the existing roadway system efficiently
Right-sizing facilities such as Northwest Highway and other major roadways
Slowing traffic in your neighborhood for safety
Improving safety on Northwest Highway
What other transportation issues exist in your community? Please list any issues not mentioned above and assign each a ranking in importance from 1 to 5 (with 1 being greatest concern and 5 least concern).
2. How frequently do you use the following transportation methods in and around the Northwest Dallas / Bachman Lake / Love Field area? *
At least once a week
At least once a month
Less than once a month
Travel by walking
Travel by bicycle
DART Train
Rideshare (Uber/Lyft or other service)
Personal vehicle (drive alone)
Carpool or vanpool (more than just yourself in the car)
E-bikes or scooters
If you selected "Other" above, please list your other transportation method(s) here:
3. Which mobility and safety concerns are most important to address for your community? *
1 - Greatest Concern
5 - Least Concern
Unsafe walking due to lack of sidewalks
Difficulty crossing large roads safely while walking
Few safe places to ride a bike
Poor air quality due to congestion
Dangerous intersections for drivers
Drivers going too fast
Bus stops hard to get to, lack seating or shelter
DART rail stations difficult to access
What other mobility and safety concerns should be addressed in this area? Please list any concerns not mentioned above and assign each a ranking in importance from 1 to 5 (with 1 being greatest concern and 5 least concern).
4. What changes, if any, would you support to the design of Northwest Highway/Loop 12 (NWHWY)? *
1 - Most Supportive
5 - Least Supportive
Increasing the number of safe crossings
Increase sidewalks coverage and width along NWHWY
Reduce number of lanes on NWHWY in each direction or width of lanes to reduce regional pass through traffic and add needed pedestrian facilities like sidewalks, lighting, etc.
Creating a deck park/ pedestrian plaza cap over a section of NWHWY near Bachman Lake
Improve lighting along NWHWY
Improve landscaping along NWHWY
No changes are needed
5. How would you most prefer to travel when accessing businesses, restaurants, trails and parks in the Northwest Dallas / Bachman Lake / Love Field Area? *
1 - Greatest Preference
5 - Least Preference
Drive and park your car nearby
DART buses or trains
E-bikes or scooters
If you have any other preferred travel methods for this area, please list them here and assign each a ranking in preference from 1 to 5 (with 1 being greatest preference and 5 least preference).
6. In your opinion, what are the most positive outcomes that could be created by improving transportation though better walking, biking, transit, and recreation connections? *
1 - Greatest Benefit
5 - Least Benefit
Recreation and active living opportunities
Connection to natural and cultural resources
Improved access for daily needs (shopping, work, school. Etc.)
Improved safety while walking or biking
Increased desirability of living in the Bachman area and near the airport
Improved quality of life for area residents
What other benefits could improved transportation bring to the area? Please list any important benefits not mentioned above and assign each a ranking in importance from 1 to 5 (with 1 being greatest benefit and 5 least benefit).
Love Field Loop Trail (Questions 7-9)
The following three questions refer to the proposed Love Field Loop Trail, which aims to link communities and destinations in the Love Field Airport area with a pedestrian and bicycle trail. Your input will help determine the routing and design of the trail.
7. What are the key destinations that the Love Field Loop Trail should link? *
1 -Most Important Link
5 - Least Important Link
Bachman Lake
Bachman Recreation Center
Grauwyler Recreation Center
Grauwyler Park Library
Bachman Lake Library
KB Polk Recreation Center
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Northwest Transfer Station
Obadiah Knight Elementary School
Weichsel Park
Medical District
Southwest Airlines Headquarters
Braniff Centre Redevelopment
Burbank DART Station
Bachman DART Station
Inwood/Love Field DART Station
DART Bus Stops
Love Field Airport for work
Love Field Airport for air travel
Restaurants, retail, and other businesses around the airport
What other destinations should be included in the Love Field Loop Trail plan? Please list the potential destinations and assign each a ranking in importance from 1-5 (with 1 being most important link and 5 least important).
8. From your perspective, what are the most important design features, facilities and programs that should be included in the Love Field Loop Trail plan? *
1 -Most Important
5 - Least Important
Habitat-friendly landscaping
Educational and interpretive signage
Community events
Educational events
Play areas
Community gathering areas
Public Art
Community Gardens
Scenic viewpoints (views of the runway, Bachman Lake, etc)
Connections to existing or planned trails
Connections to and from transit
Safe crossings
Trees and natural buffers