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Thursday November 21st, 6-7pm: Attend the City of Austin’s listening session.
Tell the City: “I want protected bike lanes and pedestrian improvements on Cameron/Dessau!”


Fresh from our Shoal Creek victory, here’s another huge opportunity: Protected bike lanes and pedestrian improvements on over SIX MILES of Cameron/Dessau Rd!

Cameron/Dessau Rd between 51st Street and Parmer Lane is a fast, dangerous 6-lane arterial that puts people on bicycles and walking at risk every day. Just in 2019 alone, three people were killed on Cameron/Dessau; an appalling and preventable loss of life. We need to fix Cameron/Dessau urgently before more people are injured or killed on this crucial north-south route. Rather than being a frightening nightmare, Cameron/Dessau could and should be a great place for bicycling and walking.

Blue line: Cameron/Dessau between 51st St & Parmer Ln
Yellow line: Protected bike lanes on Shoal Creek Blvd
Red line: The proposed Red Line Parkway
Green lines: Other existing protected bike lanes
Black lines: Potential protected bike lanes

Winning protected bike lanes on Cameron/Dessau (the blue line) would be a huge victory for several reasons. Firstly, it would open a new important north-south path in an underserved area of town almost completely lacking decent bike lanes. The route would connect north Austin to Mueller, a popular shopping destination for folks up north. Connections from Mueller to downtown are more comfortable than in north Austin, so winning Cameron/Dessau would essentially create a great route all the way from Parmer to downtown and beyond!

And what about you Big Loop fans (hopefully all of you!)? Cameron/Dessau would connect to the conceptual Big Loop (see yellow, green, and black lines), a big section of which we accomplished in 2019 by winning Shoal Creek (yellow line). And Cameron/Dessau would also come close to the Red Line Parkway, a proposed bike-walk path along the Cap Metro Red Line from downtown up to Leander.

These are exciting times. Protected bike lanes and pedestrian improvements, including better access to transit stops, on Cameron/Dessau between 51st St and Parmer Ln would make a currently badly neglected part of town safe, comfortable, and fun for people of all ages and abilities to bike, walk, and take public transportation.

In 2019, you, along with thousands of Austin residents and hundreds of local businesses and organizations, helped us win protected bike lanes, protected intersections, and new crosswalks on Shoal Creek. YOU showed what power there is in numbers and we with your help we’ll do it again.


Get Involved

Sign our Cameron/Dessau petition

Volunteer for this campaign

Sign up for updates on the City’s Cameron/Dessau page

Thursday November 21st, 6-7pm: Attend the City of Austin listening session.
Tell the City: “I want protected bike lanes and pedestrian improvements on Cameron/Dessau!”