The Last Word: Jeff Ellerman on Why Dallas’ 50-Mile Loop Will Become One Famous Trail

“10 years from now, everybody in the entire region will know The Loop.”

Jeff Ellerman
Co-Founder and Chairman
The Loop Dallas
.…on why Dallas’ 50-Mile Loop will become one famous trail, via D CEO.

The Loop Dallas—a 50-mile, $120 million urban bike trail with a goal of uniting neighborhoods around much of the city’s core—is turning what Ellerman calls “a spaghetti map of trails” into one big soaring loop he says will one day be known by all.

“At this point, 99% of people don’t know anything about it, because we’ve kept a relatively low profile and kept our heads down,” Ellerman told D CEO’s Christine Perez. “But 10 years from now, everybody in the entire region will know The Loop. It will be a destination. It will be an active transportation system. It will be a legacy asset for the City of Dallas.” 

Illustrated map of The Loop urban hike and bike trail. [Image: The Loop Dallas]

Ellerman, who’s also vice chairman at Dallas-based commercial real estate giant CBRE, details the whole story of The Loop in the D CEO piece, including how Oncor donated an entire lake and surrounding land for the project; how The Loop has secured $75 million in public funding and $15 million in private donations; and how it will transform the way people walk, hike, jog, and bike around the city

With The Loop slated for completion in three years, Ellerman can’t wait for Dallas to experience how it can connect people, neighborhoods, green spaces, and more with “feeders” from every direction.

“For me, it’s kind of like Christmas time, when you’ve got a really great present you want to give to someone,” Ellerman tells D CEO.

You can read the article here.

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