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As far as I know, this is Garland's only designated bike route. Let us know if there's another one out there somewhere. I asked the city of Garland if there were other routes in the city and if there were any maps. Their response really didn't answer my question specifically, but the gist was that this is old, and will be superseded by the new Mesquite-Garland-Richardson Bikeway. It's only a guess at this point, but my bet is that once the bikeway is completed, these on street signs will come down. I'll update as I learn more about this.
So, how is the riding on this route today? Not bad, actually! It's right at about 10 miles from the southern end at Duck Creek Dr. and Broadway to the northern end on Apollo. There are some long stretches of road that you can really get up to speed on. Make no mistake, there is some fast moving traffic on parts of this route. This goes without saying to the more experienced cyclists out there, but you absolutely, positively, must take and control your lane. The drivers we encountered were courteous and respectful along this route. Maybe it was the occasional green "Bike Route" sign that made us more welcome by drivers, or maybe it was the occasional sign that just made me feel more welcome. Who knows, but we encountered no bad behavior on the route.
Is it "Bike Friendly"? It depends on what you mean by that. It's friendly enough for me, and I'm certainly no hard-core roadie. Would I send "Aunt Tillie" out on a comfort bike with grocery panniers to the store on this route? Absolutely not. At least, not for the northern 2/3rd's of it. In my opinion, the speed differential is just too great. We need all types of riders needs represented here. "Aunt Tillie" should have as much freedom and confidence to ride as the spandex-clad road warriors. I think that is Bike Friendly. -Jared