This trail is very convenient, running North and South between Coit and Preston Roads. It is smooth concrete, in good condition, and wide. Traffic is light to moderate. It starts at Ridgeview Road in far north Plano, and goes almost to Plano Parkway in south Plano. As such, it takes you many places directly, and connects to other streets that are very good cycling streets. Consult the map and check it out!
The only downsides are:
1. There is not a crossing of Legacy Drive. You are supposed to ride a narrow sidewalk to a traffic signal a block or so away, cross, ride another narrow sidewalk back to the trail and continue. This is not good, but we are told a fix is in the works.
2. There are crossings of 3 other major thoroughfares (Spring Creek, Parker, Park). You cross at grade, and there are chicanes to slow you down, and the traffic is high speed, so be cautious. You can stop in the median, which is good. Hopefully these will have on demand signals at some point.
3. The names of the cross streets are not on the posts. This would help in navigation to the East West cross streets.
4. The South end of the trail ends in a neighborhood. Hopefully it will be finished out into North Dallas one of these days!
This is a very good trail in good shape regardless of the above. I wish all trails were this good.