The Woods of Westlake Integrated Parking Pilot
As many Austinites seek outdoor activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, increased use of the Hill of Life Greenbelt trailhead has led to heavy vehicle and pedestrian activity within the Woods of Westlake neighborhood. To enhance safety and accessibility for both residents of the neighborhood and visitors to the trailhead, Austin Transportation has developed an Integrated Parking Pilot program. The goal of this pilot would be to provide an integrated parking solution to help balance the needs of residents and park visitors by mitigating increased levels of parking on resident streets and maintaining public access to the greenbelt entrance.
Due to modified Parks and Recreation Department operations that affect access to the greenbelt, this pilot program is on hold. Once a timeline for the pilot has been established, more information will be provided. ATD appreciates the feedback that have been given to date on the project.
For the latest updates regarding access to the greenbelt, visit AustinTexas.gov/Parks.
Integrated Parking Pilot
The pilot would use a combination of Pay to Park on-street parking with progressive pricing, expanded No Parking areas, and the creation of Digital Resident Parking Zones (DRPZ) to meet the needs of residents. Street signs were installed in July 2020 and will remain covered.
For park visitors, Scottish Woods Trail would have Pay to Park on-street parking spaces available. The price of parking being a progressive rate that depends on the length of the parking sessions. Park visitors would need to utilize contactless payment through Park ATX, the City of Austin’s mobile app payment solution. Physical parking meters would not be installed on Scottish Woods Trail.
For residents with addresses on Scottish Woods Trail, Scottish Woods Cove, Shannon Oaks Trail, Wild Briar Pass and Surrey Hill Drive, DRPZ permits would be available during the pilot.
Parking would continue to be prohibited on Barclay Drive and Camp Craft Road. Parking is prohibited near most intersections in the neighborhood for improved sight distance, and at fire hydrants.