East Side Street Safety Forum

 

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NO. OF PETITION SIGNERS: 269

East Austin lacks critical infrastructure needed to keep pedestrians, drivers, transit riders and bicyclists safe. Sidewalks are few and far between and many of the biggest streets on the East Side, such as sections of 51st Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, lack sufficient safe space for bicyclists and pedestrians. Improvements to pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, such as the full connection of sidewalks in neighborhoods will help residents access public transportation, school, work and recreational activities. However, these improvements must be made with the deliberate input of neighborhood residents and stakeholders in order to reflect the needs and priorities of one of Austin’s most diverse districts.

The Bike Austin Neighborhood Bike Advocacy Committee is working with community partners to organize a public, community-driven forum for neighborhood residents in City Council District 1 to voice their transportation-related concerns and visions to City of Austin Staff. Bike Austin and our partners aim to work with City Staff to use this input to prioritize life-saving pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure upgrades throughout East Austin.

To get involved, RSVP for our next Neighborhood Bike Advocacy Committee Meeting, which meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30PM at Bike Austin – 1000 Brazos Street.

SUPPORTING BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS:

Black Girls Do Bike

Ghisallo Foundation

Ideal Soul Mart

Ideal Barbor Shop

Mission: Possible Austin

Blackshear-Prospect Hill Neighborhood Association

Tony’s Jamaican Food

VOX Veniae Church

Yellow Bike Project

AJ’s Barber Shop

Fruta Feliz

Imagen International

Emoji’s Grilled Cheese

Corona Cafe

Helen Salon

El Mana

PDQ Automotive Inc

Hookem Up Shop

Chilantro BBQ

Traboule

Brass Ovaries

Austin Daily Press

Windmill Bikes

Charm School Vintage

Mom’s and Pop’s Grocery

Eastside Yoga

Urban Market

Badlands

Romani Gallery

Mystery City Tattoo

Drophouse

Trailer Space Records

J & J Sprirts

Miranda Bennett Studio, LLC

Aro

East Side Pies

Home Steam Laundry

Nui Organics