Healthy Streets will turn selected streets into pedestrian/bicycle-priority, while allowing local traffic, to enable safe exercise during, and possibly after, the COVID-19 pandemic. The short and long term benefits could be profound.
This program needs HUGE support to continue. Naysayers will attack it so please take the actions below to help protect and grow Healthy Streets. A massive thanks to you, the 1,100+ people who signed our petition, and to 30+ supportive organizations for making this historic victory possible.
Announcing the first Healthy Streets batch:
- Bouldin Ave / S 3rd St / Garden Villa Ln (from Banister Ln to Barton Springs Rd)
- Comal St (from Manor Rd to Lady Bird Lake)
- Country Club Creek Trail extension (Trail, Wickersham Ln, Ventura Dr, Madera Dr) from Mabel Davis Park to Lakeshore Dr
If you visit these streets for exercise, please keep at least 6′ distance from others and take all other reasonable health-related precautions.
3 things YOU can do to make Healthy Streets successful:
1. Click here to suggest a Healthy Streets location
Use the map to indicate the street you’d like to nominate. If someone has already made your suggestion, leave a comment instead. The more comments the better.
Remember: This is experimental, the City won’t always get it right. Be kind yet honest!
The City needs HUGE support for this program. Please take the survey and support Healthy Streets.
More information from the City of Austin about Healthy streets can be found here.