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Percent of population that is within the target distance (library or community center | park | trail or bikeway)

Livability | Desired Measure Result: Increase

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Proximity to libraries and community centers is based on a 1.5 mile target, while proximity to parks and trails or bikeways is based on a .5 mile target. This measure allows the city to determine what percentage of the population lives within an acceptable distance of city amenities, and provides city planners with the data they need to determine the most effective positioning of new libraries, community centers, trails, bikeways and parks. As a measure, the proportion of the population within the target proximity to city amenities indicates ease of access to places of play, fitness, and learning for the residents of Fort Worth.

Data Source: This data is created using Fort Worth GIS data layered with data from the American Community Survey.

Just over half of Fort Worth’s population is within one and a half miles of a library or community center, where a wide range of educational, fitness, workforce and after school programs are offered.

More than three-quarters of Fort Worth’s population is within a half-mile of parks, which provide numerous benefits, from flood control to maintenance of individual health. Several new neighborhood parks were built in the last year, which resulted in a slight increase.   

Almost half of the population is within walking distance of trails and bikeways that could serve to improve health and decrease traffic congestion. New additions include 3.2 miles of bike lanes along Race Street, Allen Avenue and near TCU as well as 2.7 miles of trails east of Quanah Parker Park to Jack Newell Boulevard.  The Active Transportation Planning effort also contributes to growth in this area.