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Council members' transportation projects

The following transportation and mobility projects are selected from lists in development by City Council members for the $1.9 million in Capital Metro "quarter-cent funds" designated for each of the 10 districts. (Mayor Steve Adler's list for the remaining $2.8 million is not yet available.) The council lists vary from detailed spreadsheets chosen primarily from existing Transportation Department project lists, to brief statements prioritizing project categories – e.g., "intersection improvements" – without further specification. The projects below are selected highlights from longer lists submitted by council members. All the lists are being refined in consultation with Transportation Department and Public Works staff, to be considered by Council at its Jan. 28 meeting.

Ora Houston (District 1)

Intersection Improvements: Airport Blvd. at Gunther ($75,000)

Sidewalks: 5100-6620 Johnny Morris Rd. ($341,00)

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons: Loyola Ln. at Colony Park; Manor Rd. at Sweeney ($150,000)

Signal Lights: FM 969 at Sendero Hills ($165,000); Webberville Rd. at Oak Springs Dr. ($165,000)

Delia Garza (D2)

Bicycle Lanes: Pleasant Valley; Onion Creek Park to Button Bend

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons: Pleasant Valley at Village Sq. and Turnstone ($150,000)

Sidewalks: 12400-13111 Pearce Ln.; Turtle Creek Blvd.; Sahara Ave.; Emerald Forest Dr.; Sunnysky Way; etc.

Sabino "Pio" Renteria (D3)

Bicycle Lanes: Riverside; I-35 to Ben White Blvd. ($400,000)

Intersection Improvements: S. Congress/Montopolis Dr. ($150,000)

Sidewalks: 5300-5400 S. Congress ($148,000)

Signal Lights: St. Elmo at James Casey St. ($165,000); S. Congress at Ramble ($165,000)

Greg Casar (D4)

Bicycle Lanes: Denson Dr. ($130,000)

Road Improvements: Berkman ($40,000); N. Lamar between 183 and Braker, pedestrian safety and bus access improvements ($730,000)* [see clarification below]

Sidewalks: Barrington Elementary (Cooper Dr./Slayton) ($370,000); Wilks Ave., from Pickle Elementary to St. John Pocket Park ($200,000)

Ann Kitchen (D5)

Bicycle Lanes: Jones Rd., Pillow to Manchaca ($235,000); Barton Hills Rd., Barton Hills Skyway to Robert E. Lee ($145,000)

Sidewalks: S. First near Akins High, FM 1624 to Camperdown Elm Dr. ($350,000); David Moore Dr. at Paredes Middle School ($227,000)

Signal Lights: West Gate Blvd. at Davis ($165,000)

Don Zimmerman (D6)

Pedestrian bridge near Gateway Church ($430,000)

Road Improvements: Eastbound right turn lane at Anderson Mill Rd. and U.S. 183 ($1.28 million)

Signal Lights: Anderson Mill Rd. at Swan Dr. ($165,000)

Leslie Pool (D7)

Bicycle Lanes: Justin Ln., Ardath St. to N. Lamar ($367,000)

Sidewalks: 12200-12400 Running Bird Ln. ($125,000); 11300-11420 N. Lamar ($93,000)

Signal Light: Parmer at Rampart St. ($165,000)

Ellen Troxclair (D8)

Adaptive signal technology at district intersections

Increase 111 bus service (joint project with Capital Metro)

Sidewalks, pedestrian signal lights in neighborhoods, especially near schools

Kathie Tovo (D9)

Bicycle Lanes: Duval St., 51st to 53rd ($33,000)

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons: 515 S. Con­gress; Alameda at Riverside; S. First at Monroe; Oltorf at Travis High School ($75,000 each)

Sidewalks: Throughout district ($1.4 million)

Signal Lights: Rehab & replacement, 38½ at Lafayette Ave. ($165,000)

Sheri Gallo (D10)

Adaptive signaling, all intersections

Expanding current school zones

Signal lights for school zones

Creating or improving crosswalks

*Clarification: After this story went to press, we received more details on the North Lamar improvements from CM Casar's office; those have been added here.

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