Since 2009, Austin's bicycle network grew from 126 miles to 210 miles, a 70 percent expansion. The expanded bicycle network is due in large part to the completion of dozens of signature projects that have helped remove barriers to cycling.
The Ausin Transportation Department, in coordination with other City Departments, is continually implementing and improving a bicycle route system, as directed by the Austin City Council. These are ongoing projects our Active Transporation staff is in the process of developing, in part, through the guidance and feedback from the community. Feedback based on local experience frequently results in improvements to initial project proposals.
The City of Austin is proposing the Pressler Street Extension Project to help better connect Austin.
The South Lamar Corridor Mobility Program aims to improve mobility, safety, and accessibility along the South Lamar corridor for everyone: people who walk, bike, use transit, or drive.
In partnership with Capital Metro's MetroRapid premium bus service, transit priority lanes are designed to help move people through downtown safer and faster! The specially striped BUS ONLY lanes are designated lanes for transit vehicles and cars making right turns. To the right of the transit priority lane is a designated bike lane.