Community Meetings on Bike Projects Coming Up
By Justin Ward,
3:11PM, Thu. Feb. 14, 2008
Two new city projects could soon make Austin a better place to bike, if a convincing case can be made to give them federal grant funding through the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.
One project has been a longtime goal of cyclists: a bike bridge along MOPAC where the expressway crosses Barton Creek. This area is particularly dangerous for cyclists because there’s no shoulder in the northbound lane, forcing them to vie for road space with cars traveling 65 mph.
The other project is an 8 ft. shared-use path on Del Curto and Lightsey Roads near South Lamar, an area known to be a popular bike route.
CAMPO is holding two community input meetings in Austin. The first is Feb. 20 at One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., and the second is Monday Mar. 17 at UT’s Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr.