Todd V. Wolfson

Most Formidable Footpath

Roberta Crenshaw Pedestrian Walkway

She may not be as vaunted or glamorous as her younger sibling to the east (the James D. Pfluger), but the Crenshaw's got it going on! This veritable runners runway – a trail suitable for casual stroller, dog trotter, power walker, and marathon maniac alike – that runs under MoPac near Zilker Park, is named for environmental activist and visionary Roberta Crenshaw, whose efforts to stave off showy circus-like initiatives and encroaching development introduced the notion that Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake in her day) could be a peaceful, in-town respite. Though Ms. Crenshaw passed in 2005, when she was here, she walked with giants like Lady Bird Johnson and made sure we all had a place to enjoy the bounty that's right under our feet.

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