The preliminary report contains recommendations to enhance mobility, safety and connectivity.
The City of Austin has completed the preliminary engineering report for the Guadalupe Corridor Improvement Program and published the report online. The preliminary engineering report, also known as a Corridor Mobility Plan, contains recommendations to enhance mobility, safety and connectivity for all roadway users—including people who drive, walk, bike and take transit.
Key recommended improvements in the preliminary engineering report include:
Conversion of Nueces Street from one-way to two-way to enhance mobility and safety
A dedicated eastbound bike lane on 24th Street, between Guadalupe Street and Lamar Boulevard
Transit priority lanes on Guadalupe Street, between Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and W. 29th Street
Various operational improvements including intersection and traffic signal work and pedestrian focused projects such as wider sidewalks and improved street crossings
The report, initiated in 2014, includes short and long-term recommendations to enhance safety and mobility along Guadalupe Street near the near the University of Texas at Austin campus, and its environs. Recommendations are based on analysis of the existing conditions, current City plans and policies, and technical analysis, including traffic modeling, as well as public feedback from public meetings and extensive online engagement.
City staff will provide a proposed Corridor Construction Program to the Austin City Council in spring 2018 for consideration. City Council must approve the Corridor Construction Program before 2016 Mobility Bond funding is appropriated to construction of improvements on the corridors, as required by City Council’s Contract With Voters. Recommendations in the Corridor Construction Program will then launch into more detailed design and feasibility work, which will include additional community engagement.
Correction: ATD’s Dec. 5 media advisory on the publication of the preliminary engineering report for the Guadalupe Corridor Improvement Program, misidentified the proposed bikeway improvements on 24th Street, between Guadalupe Street and Lamar Boulevard. The proposed recommendations are for a dedicated eastbound bike lane and a shared westbound lane, not for a “two-way protected bicycle path” as previously noted. The mistake has been corrected above.