Bicycle Projects

These city of Austin projects are either ongoing or in development:

Bicycle/Pedestrian Barrier Removals

1) Jollyville Road/Loop 360

Construction of a shared-use bike and pedestrian path to allow for travel from Jollyville Road, across Loop 360, to the Arboretum area.

2) South Lamar/U.S. 290

Construction of Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalks and bike lanes connecting South Lamar, across U.S. 290, to West Gate Boulevard.

3) Montopolis

Link the Lance Armstrong Bikeway to a bike and ped path connecting the Montopolis Youth Sports Complex and the Colorado River State Park, via the U.S. 183 truss bridge.

Mixed-Use Paths

4) Upper Boggy Creek Trail

Extend the trail from East 12th north to I-35 and the Hancock Center.

5) Pleasant Valley Road, Phase II

Create a route from the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail at Lakeshore Boulevard south to Burleson Road. Consists of a mixed-use, off-road path from Oltorf to Burleson. Phase I, adding bike lanes from Lakeshore to Oltorf, has been completed.

6) Austin to Manor Rail With Trail

A 4.5-mile trail in the Capital Metro right-of-way from Daffon Lane to the city of Manor. $2 million has been budgeted for a preliminary engineering and enviro study for the extent of the trail. The rest of the trail will be completed when funding becomes available.

7) North Acres

Construction of a mixed-use trail, including a bridge across Little Walnut Creek, connecting Park Plaza and Furness Drive.

Bikeway/Bike Lanes/Bike Bridge

8) Lance Armstrong Bikeway

With parts of the bikeway already completed, the ultimate product will feature an east-west crosstown bikeway from Veterans Way at Lake Austin Boulevard to the U.S. 183 truss bridge. Cyclists have questioned why this project has taken so long to complete and point out that the I-35 crossover is still a danger zone.

9) Lake Austin Boulevard

Improve bicycle lanes from Exposition Boulevard to Red Bud Trail, with curb construction along the north side.

10) Barton Springs Road

Install bike lanes from Robert E. Lee Road to Rollingwood Drive.

11) MoPac

Build a "hanging bridge" over Barton Creek, south of Loop 360.

12-17) Other

Bike lanes and other improvements are also planned for Steck, Garden Villa, Bannister Lane, Latta Drive, Lakeshore, and South Congress.

(drop) Commuter Showers

A $340,000 federal grant, with matching city dollars, will go toward construction of showers and lockers at five city-owned sites.


Source: City of Austin

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