Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A network for walking and rolling takes shape in east Austin


Photographs of people biking and walking along neighborhood streets
An existing two-way bikeway on Alexander Avenue and shared use path on Schieffer Avenue will soon be connected for stress-free walking and rolling.
Austin Transportation will begin construction on the Cherrywood Neighborhood Bikewaysproject as well as continue construction on the Alexander Avenue, Clarkson Avenue and East 34th Street project this month. These new safety and mobility improvements will include speed management devices and markings, a flex post pinch point, a new crosswalk and four new crossing islands. Detailed maps of project designs are available on both projects’ respective webpages.

Once complete, the improvements will expand Austin's growing All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Network by over 1.5 miles. They will also connect gaps between existing high-comfort facilities on Zach Scott Street, Manor Road and the Boggy Creek Trail and provide a safe path for walking or rolling to many local destinations. 

Both projects' designs are the result of public input processes that began in 2019 and are funded by the 2016 Mobility BondLearn more about the 2016 Mobility Bond Local Mobility Programs.