The city of Dallas is requesting public input on how to improve its biking infrastructure through an online survey.

The survey, which was posted by the Dallas Transportation Department, will be used by city officials to create an updated bike master plan. Dallas residents are allowed to respond to the survey until July 24. City officials said creating the updated plan is important for “creating a safe and reliable bike network.”

Biking infrastructure in the Lakewood/Lake Highlands area of Dallas includes the Cottonwood Creek Trail, the White Rock Creek Trail, the White Rock Lake Trail and the Santa Fe Trail.

This project is an update to the 2011 Dallas Bike Plan. In creating the update, city officials hope to reflect existing infrastructure conditions, show priority destinations within the city, and present info on desired facility types for a range of ages and abilities.

In addition, the city is hoping to identify a core bicycle network for Dallas residents to ride. Other goals of the update include ensuring bicycle route feasibility based on city traffic and public input, updating design standards for bicycle facilities based upon best practices and establishing priorities for future capital improvement programs with plans to start building new infrastructure within the next five years.

The city plans to update the new master plan by summer 2023. The plan will lay out bicycle improvements needed for Dallas over the next 10 years.

Dallas City Council is expected to approve projects of $2 million a year for new bicycle infrastructure under the direction of the plan, according to city officials.

Currently, the city is planning several bike improvement projects for later this summer near White Rock Lake, adding additional shared biking lanes. According to the city’s website, shared lanes are pavement markings that are placed within the vehicular travel lane of the roadway. Shared lanes are planned to be added on Fisher Road from Abrams Road to West Lawther Drive, Kenwood Avenue from Greenville Avenue to Sperry Street, Santa Barbara Drive from Fisher Road to Sperry Street and Sperry from Kenwood to Santa Barbara.