Frisco releases new interactive ‘story map’ showcasing top hike-and-bike trails

The 1.7-mile College Parkway Trail in Frisco is located along the TXU easement from College Parkway north past Rolater Road. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
The 1.7-mile College Parkway Trail in Frisco is located along the TXU easement from College Parkway north past Rolater Road. (Courtesy city of Frisco)

The 1.7-mile College Parkway Trail in Frisco is located along the TXU easement from College Parkway north past Rolater Road. (Courtesy city of Frisco)

Residents of Frisco and the general public have a new tool at their disposal to discover popular hike-and-bike trails in the city.

The new Frisco Trails Story Map was featured in a Dec. 30 installment of the city’s “Progress in Motion” video series. The map, which uses the city’s geographic information system technology, highlights the top 10 trails in Frisco. Specifics on several walking loops and a link to the city’s complete Hike and Bike Master Plan are also available.

Chris Shuma, a GIS analyst for the city, said the map came from collaboration between the IT, parks and recreation, and engineering departments. Their goal, he said, was to create an easy-to-use tool for the public to see what walking routes are near them.

“As you scroll through it, it’ll basically drive itself for you,” Shuma said.

Clicks over the trails included in the map reveal their names, length and hyperlinks to the city’s website. Information on public art is also included on the map alongside details on restrooms, benches, drinking fountains, bike repair stations and more.


The new map can be accessed here.
By Matt Payne
Matt Payne reports on Frisco City Hall and its committees, Collin County Commissioners and McKinney business. His experience includes serving as online content editor at Fort Worth Magazine and city editor at the Killeen Daily Herald. He is a 2017 graduate of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton.