The Austin Public Works Urban Trails Program is developing the Austin to Manor Trail as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond. The Austin to Manor Trail will be a 5.5 mile long trail beginning near Daffan Lane and ending near Ben E. Fischer Park in Manor, Texas.
The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) and the Urban Trails Program are partnering to study the Bergstrom Spur, an abandoned rail corridor stretching from Vinson Dr. in southwest Austin to US 183 near Austin Bergstrom International Airport. This study will examine options for the redevelopment of the corridor into a well-utilized, safe, and interconnected east-west multimodal corridor. Learn more about this project on CAMPO’s Bergstrom Spur Planning Study webpage.
Country Club Creek Trail is located in Southeast Austin beginning at Roy G Guerrero Park. The Urban Trails Program is working to expand Country Club Creek Trail to connect Lady Bird Lake to Mabel Davis Park. Learn more about Country Club Creek Trail here.
EastLink is a series of proposed improvements to connect 5.1 miles of trails in Central East Austin – from Bartholomew Park to Lady Bird Lake. Ultimately EastLink can become a treasured recreational asset, as well as an alternative to driving. This is a citizen-based initiative to repair old paths, and in some cases build new paths for pedestrians and cyclists. EastLink will help connect people to places in safer, healthier ways.
In 2018, the City of Austin Public Works Department in partnership with Austin Transportation Department began work on a Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) to evaluate the possibility of a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Lady Bird Lake, as well as a review of possible interim improvements to the existing bridge. Learn more about Longhorn Dam Multimodal Improvements here.
The City of Austin partnered with the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organizations and the State of Texas on the MoPac Mobility Bridges Project to address traffic congestion in the MoPac corridor. The project resulted in an additional two miles of bicycle, pedestrian, and motor vehicle mobility improvements, from near Loop 360 to Southwest Parkway. All three phases of this project are now complete!
The Red Line Trail is a planned, 32-mile trail network that would follow Capital Metro’s Red Line Rail from Downtown Austin to Leander once completed. Austin Public Works’ Urban Trails Program is currently developing portions of Red Line Trail as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond.
These portions include:
Boggy Creek Trail (Rosewood Avenue to E 12th Street)
Red Line Trail (Braker Lane to Northern Walnut Creek Trail)
The Urban Trails Program is currently coordinating several projects to improve and extend the Shoal Creek Trail System. First developed in the 1960s, the existing Shoal Creek Trail follows Shoal Creek for four miles, from Lady Bird Lake to 38th Street. Once projects are completed, the Shoal Creek Trail System will extend from Lady Bird Lake to Highway 183. Learn more about Shoal Creek Trail System here.
The City of Austin and the Hill Country Conservancy are working together to develop the Violet Crown Trail system. Violet Crown Trail begins at Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park and, once complete, will extend 30 miles south into Hays County. This trail connects neighborhoods with parks, libraries, shopping centers, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and more! Learn more about Violet Crown Trail here.
The Urban Trails Program is currently developing the Walnut Creek Trail System. Once completed, this 19-mile trail network will connect the Govalle Neighborhood Park in East Austin to the Balcones District Park in North Austin, along with many other parks, neighborhoods and landmarks along Walnut Creek. Two sections of the Walnut Creek Trail System are being developed through the 2016 Mobility Bond. Learn more about the Walnut Creek Trail System here.
The YBC (Y at Oak HIll to Barton Creek) Urban Trail would connect much of the Oak Hill to the Barton Creek area of Austin. Not only will the trail be a great asset for connectivity in this area, it will also build upon the existing Mopac Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridges and provide a safe, off-street route from Oak Hill to Downtown Austin for people of all ages and abilities in this region. The YBC trail has received 2012 Bond Funding for preliminary engineering and design. Construction funds for this project have not yet been identified.