There are dozens of opportunities to speak up for better biking and walking all over Central Texas. Here are some easy ways to weigh in on critical active transportation projects, in addition to our on-going neighborhood bike lane campaigns:
Help Prioritize $20 Million in Protected Bike Lanes!
Austin’s Transportation Department is holding a series of meetings over the next few months to prioritize where and how to spend $20 Million for protected bike lanes passed in last year’s mobility bond. Your support of critical connections in Austin’s bike network at these meetings will help accelerate the construction of protected bike lanes throughout our City. Mark your calendar for the meeting closest to your home or work below.
Click on the Map to find a Walk + Bike Talk near you!
The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is putting together a regional plan to stitch together biking and walking trails and bike lanes throughout Central Texas(Think Austin’s Bicycle Master Plan on a regional scale). Your input on their online survey and in public meetings can help ensure that CAMPO supports world-class biking and walking infrastructure in Austin and beyond.
- Take the Active Transportation Plan Survey
- Suggest biking and walking facilities on CAMPO’s WikiMap
- Attend an upcoming public input meeting on the Active Transportation Plan:
January 23 – Burnet County, Lakeside Pavilion (307 Buena Vista, Marble Falls, TX 78654)January 24 – Williamson County, Cedar Park Library (550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613) *This meeting will include information on the Near Northwest Case Study*January 25 – Bastrop County, Fleming Community Center (802 N Avenue C, Elgin, TX 78621)January 25 – Caldwell County, Eugene Clark Library (217 S Main St, Lockhart, TX 78644)January 26 – Hays County, Texas State University LBJ Student Center (109 Student Center Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666)January 30 – Travis County, ACC Highland Business Center – Board Room (5930 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752)January 31 – Williamson County, Taylor Public Library (801 Vance St, Taylor, TX 76574)February 1 – Hays County, Wimberley Community Center (14068 Ranch Rd 12, Wimberley, TX 78676)
February 2 – Travis County Fire & Rescue Station, 9019 Elroy Rd, Del Valle, TX 78617) *This open house will be held from 2 – 7 p.m.*
February 3 – Travis County, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (1100 W 45th St, Austin, TX 78756) *This is a daytime meeting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.*
The City of Austin recently released a map that allows members of the public to indicate where they feel unsafe walking, bicycling or driving around Austin. Give your input to help direct limited safety resources to the most dangerous streets.
The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is conducting a study to develop a plan for bicycle and pedestrian accommodations near and across US 183 from MoPac in Austin to Cypress Creek in Cedar Park. This study will include a series of focus groups, public presentations, and an open house designed to engage and gather input from people in and around the area. This study includes the development of a corridor plan for active transportation that could include: trails, sidewalks, bike lanes, and connecting streets in the corridor.
The City of Austin and the Downtown Austin Alliance are working on a major overhaul of Congress Avenue, from Riverside Drive to the Capital. Bike Austin supports including protected bike lanes and pedestrian safety improvements in the final plans.
The Austin Transportation Department initiated the Guadalupe Corridor Improvement Program in 2014 to identify and recommend short to long-term transportation improvements to enhance mobility, safety, and quality of life along the Guadalupe Street Corridor. With some of the highest pedestrian and bicycle volumes in Austin, Guadalupe Street needs safe space for everyone. A new protected bike lane, efficient bus stops and wider sidewalks have helped accommodate the high demand from bicyclists and pedestrians. Bike Austin supports even more protected infrastructure for bikes and pedestrians on Guadalupe. Get notified
The City of Austin is taking public input on how best to serve the mobility needs of a rapidly growing population of Austinites living and traveling on Lamar Boulevard between Riverside Drive and Ben White. Bike Austin supports including protected bike lanes and safe, wide sidewalks in any plans for Lamar Boulevard to relieve traffic and promote safety. Take survey or Get notified
Old San Antonio Road
This road, which begins in Travis County and continues south to Buda, parallel to I-35, is one of the main routes south out of Austin and features in many Bike Austin hosted rides. A beloved two-lane road that is part of historic El Camino Real de los Tejas trail, Old San Antonio has one small bridge over Onion Creek that will soon be replaced due to increased traffic. The bridge is only one lane wide and so cyclists and drivers must watch ahead very carefully to avoid oncoming traffic. Bike Austin is interested in maintaining safe bicycle access to this road and will be attending hearings on the new design of this bridge.
183 North Project – the CTRMA is planning two new express lanes in the middle of US 183 North in northwest Austin. Bicycle projects often piggyback on roadway projects. Bike Austin is interested in seeing a continuous shared-use path along this roadway, especially because the area is well known for being dangerously disconnected for bicyclists and pedestrians. The cost of a shared-use path is pennies compared to the cost of installing new roadway lanes for automobiles, so adding on to a roadway project when the roadway is already under construction makes more sense than doing separate projects. Contact
One proposal for the 183 North Project is protected bike lanes on Jollyville Road. Bike Austin stands in strong support of putting protected bike lanes on Jollyville Road, which will be completed after additional capacity is added on the highway for commuter traffic. The protected bike lanes will give people who bike a safe route, and will have a traffic calming effect so that everyone in the neighborhood can be safer on Jollyville. Sign our petition
This trail will begin at Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park and wind more than 30 miles south into Hays County. This proposed trail will connect such places as the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Veloway, and Sunset Valley to downtown, creating a safe, separated way to get from southwest Austin into central Austin. Bike Austin will watch this project as it progresses and will make sure that bicyclists’ voices are heard. Learn more about the Violet Crown from the Hill Country Conservancy.
South MoPac Project – the CTRMA and TxDOT are conducting an environmental study of MoPac south of Cesar Chavez to improve mobility and safety. Bike Austin is keeping an eye on the process to ensure that safe, separated facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians are included from the very beginning. Contact