The Austin to Manor Trail will be a 5-mile long trail beginning near Daffan Lane and ending in the vicinity of Ben E. Fischer Park in Manor, Texas. Phase 1, which opened in fall 2014, is 2.5 miles long and extends from Daffan Lane to Lindell Lane. Phase 2 is also approximately 2.5 miles long and will pick up near Lindell Lane, ending near Ben Fischer Park. The project will include bridges, trail heads, and other trail amenities and is expected to be constructed of concrete 10' in width with 2' grass shoulders.
Phase 2: In design; the City of Austin is actively searching for funding to construct the second phase of this project.
If you have questions or would like to share feedback about the Austin to Manor Trail contact Program Manager Steve Parks at Steve.Parks@austintexas.gov.
Country Club Creek Trail
The Country Club Creek Trail (CCCT) serves as an important route in Southeast Austin with great potential to connect many surrounding areas and trails. It was originally identified and partially constructed by the South East Austin Trails and Greenways group. The path continues for four miles but just over half a mile has a hard surface. The majority of the trail is natural surface, running along the Roy G. Guerrero Park, with the concrete surface picking up at E Oltorf Street and S Pleasant Valley Road. This section serves as a great neighborhood connector and runs parallel to the west side of S Pleasant Valley Road for a little over half a mile until Burleson Road.
Currently the Urban Trails Program is working to design and construct the CCCT from Burleson Road to Ventura Road. It is estimated that this project will begin construction by the fall of 2016 and should be complete by early 2017.
From the Eastlink Trail website: “EastLink is a series of proposed improvements to connect 4.7 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 order to address traffic congestion in the MoPac corridor, the City of Austin is partnering with the Capital Area Metrolpolitcan Planning Organizations and the State of Texas on the MoPac Mobility Bridges Project. The project includes 3 phases totaling approximately 2 miles of bicycle, pedestrian, and motor vehicle mobility improvements in the MoPac corridor from near Loop 360 to Southwest Parkway. The first two phases of this project are complete.
Project Location: From Fifth Street to 15th Street along Shoal Creek
Outreach and Development: January 2016 – October 2016
This project is currently in the outreach and development phase. Staff is studying the feasibility of a 0.8 mile long urban trail and associated stream improvements of Shoal Creek from Fifth Street to 15th streets. Specifically, the project will study the feasibility of accommodating not only a 12-foot wide path for active transportation and recreation users of all ages and abilities; but also how the path will link to the on-street bicycle and sidewalk network; include amenities and unique features; create a safe, context-sensitive, environmentally sustainable destination, and preserve and improve upon wildlife habitat. The report will provide recommendations on how this facility can encourage non-vehicular mobility, connectivity, creativity, and a connection with nature, and identify opportunities to improve the health of Shoal Creek using stream bank/riparian restoration and green stormwater infrastructure practices.
Shoal Creek Trail Gap Project
Construction: July 2015 - Winter 2016-17
This project will provide an accessible ADA-compliant bicycle and pedestrian trail that will close a gap between a bank on west side of Shoal Creek and the existing trail. The project also includes the relocation of a wastewater line out of Shoal Creek, a chilled water line, stream bank stabilization using reinforced wall structures, trail lighting, and the design and installation of a shared use bridge to span Shoal Creek at 4th Street and Rio Grande with the other landing near the site of the former ECC Building. This project will provide not only access to chilled water and wastewater utilities, but also an all-ages-and-abilities urban trail connection for the citizens and visitors of Austin. Once all aspects of the project have been constructed, it will allow for bicycle and pedestrian access across Shoal Creek and along the Shoal Creek Trail. The lighting anticipated as part of this project will be consistent with lighting used for the Central Library Project, and Block 24 project, located just south of the Shoal Creek Trail Gap Project. The stream bank stabilization will be conducted in keeping with the City's goals for the Lower Shoal Creek Plan for continuity of bank stabilization.
Project Location: From 5th Street to West Avenue for the trail, lighting, wastewater line relocation and stream bank stabilization. The bridge planned for this project will be placed to span Shoal Creek with one landing at 4th Street and Rio Grande and the other landing near the site of the former Austin Energy ECC Building.
Public Works Department- Richard Duane at email@example.com or (512) 974-7730
Watershed Protection - Clayton Ernst at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-974-9792
Parks and Recreation - D'Anne Williams at email@example.com or 512-974-9456
Construction Inspection - Wayne Fant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-974-6434
Upper Boggy Creek Trail
This project proposes to construct an urban trail from just south of E. 12th Street to MLK Station extending the existing trail system along the Boggy Creek Greenbelt. This project will serve multiple neighborhoods and regional stakeholders in the area. The trail will connect to the Sustainable Food Center community garden, a public meeting and community space, other recreational uses, as well as provide a direct connection to the MLK Metrorail station. This project is called for by the Rosewood Neighborhood Plan (2001), MLK TOD Station Area Plan, and is located within an Imagine Austin Center. The City of Austin was awarded 2015 Transportation Alternative Program and Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority ¼ cent funding for the construction of the trail.
Construction for this project is slated to begin in Spring/Summer 2017.
The Hill Country Conservancy (HCC) and the City of Austin are working together to design and build the Violet Crown Trail (VCT), a regional trail system that will begin at Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park and wind more than 30 miles south into Hays County. The VCT will connect neighborhoods with parks, pools, libraries, schools and shopping centers and create new terrain for hiking, running and pedaling.
The Walnut Creek Trail System consists of the Southern Walnut Creek Trail, a section of the Mokan Rail Corridor and the Northern Walnut Creek Trail. When complete, this system will create a 19 mile corridor connecting Balcones Park in North Austin to Govalle Park in Central East Austin. The Southern Walnut Creek Trail is open to the public and follows the Walnut Creek watershed for 7.3 miles, starting at Govalle Park and winding northeast where it stops at Daffan Lane and Johnny Morris Road. The Northern Walnut Creek Trail is in the design and construction phase.
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.