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Attend our January 30 Open House for North University-Heritage-Rosedale Neighborhood Bikeways

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Austin Transportation Department (ATD) is evaluating local streets in Central Austin neighborhoods as a network of proposed neighborhood bikeways

Neighborhood bikeways allow people walking, bicycling, driving, and playing to share local streets more safely and comfortably. These routes were selected for the connectivity they can provide in the All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Network. The characteristics of these local streets are naturally more compatible to sharing the roadway, including narrower street widths and naturally lower motor vehicle speeds and volumes. 

Neighborhood bikeways can enhance local streets by:
  • Making it easier and safer navigate along the bikeway route using signage and pavement markings.   
  • Managing vehicle speeds to 20-25 mph and volumes to approximately 500-1,500 vehicles per day, based on national best practices for neighborhood bikeways.
  • Making it easier to cross major streets for people walking and bicycling.
Funding for this project is available from the 2016 Mobility Bond Bikeways and Sidewalk programs.
North University-Heritage-Rosedale Neighborhood Bikeways project limits map
Proposed Changes
  • Improvements for routing and navigation
    • New shared lane pavement markings (called share-the-road arrows or “sharrows”) to alert people driving to expect people bicycling in the street and help guide people along the bikeway route.
    • New wayfinding signs to guide people bicycling to local and regional destinations.
    • Study feasibility of switching stop signs to prioritize the bicycling route: Hemphill Drive (east side) at West 32nd Street and Hemphill Drive (west side) at West 33rd Street.
  • Managing vehicle speeds and volumes
    • New speed reduction devices (e.g., speed humps or speed cushions) to achieve lower 20-25 mph speeds.
    • No volume reduction is proposed.
  • Improvements for crossing major streets for people walking or bicycling
    • Intersection improvements (e.g., signal timing changes, ADA upgrades, curb extensions, detection).
    • New bicycle lanes for connecting across major streets:
      • West 29th Street between West Guadalupe Street and Hemphill Drive with proposed localized parking restrictions.
      • West 34th Street between West Avenue and West Guadalupe Street with proposed parking restrictions on the north and south curbs.
      • West 40th Street between North Lamar Boulevard and Marathon Boulevard with proposed localized parking restrictions.
  • Alternatives are being considered for West 31st Street/Shoal Creek Boulevard between North Lamar Boulevard and West 34th Street: 
    • Alternative A: A shared use path on the south curb requiring parking restrictions on the north curb. This alternative is based on a concept recommended in the Urban Trails Plan. 
    • Alternative B: A neighborhood bikeway with an eastbound bicycle/walking lane on the south curb and keep existing parking on the north curb.
    • Other Alternatives: Other options could include a one-way configuration of West 31st Street/Shoal Creek Boulevard making room for a shared use path, or other combinations of Alternatives A and B.
Project Open House

Date: Thursday, January 30
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(Swing by anytime!)
Place: Bryker Woods Elementary 
(3309 Kerbey Lane)

All open house materials and the project survey will be available on this website beginning January 30. The comment period for this project and the project survey to provide comments through will close on Sunday, March 1. 

For questions about the project, email Dylan Johnstone or call 512-974-7021
Visit the Project Website
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