Take a Survey on the Austin Trails Pilot Program
Earlier this year, the city launched a pilot program to understand whether Austin trails might be suitable for electric-assist bikes and electric scooters. The pilot program’s purpose is to examine how micromobility vehicles impact the comfort, mobility, and safety of trail users as well as trail integrity. Surveys and small group conversations have provided valuable feedback along with user data metrics. The pilot program survey is open until September 15. The public can report problems to Austin 3-1-1.
A New Resource for Sustainable Transportation Options in Austin
Austin Transportation launched a new website to serve as the one-stop-shop that lowers the barriers to information for residents, employees, employers and visitors interested in taking more sustainable trips. The site offers specific trip solutions for commuters, employers, schools, special events and visitors. The website also includes educational resources about Austin’s transportation system.
Temporary Road Closures and Bike Lane Shift Along 4th Street
Beginning last week, Downtown Station construction and accompanying street closures and bike shifts began along 4th St. The temporary changes are as follows:
- Lance Armstrong Bikeway lane shifts to the north side of 4th St. between Red River and Sabine Streets.
- 4th St. closed from Red River St. to the I-35 Frontage Road.
- Red River closed to southbound traffic at mid-block between 5th & 4th Streets to 3rd
- Southbound travelers may use Trinity and Cesar Chavez Streets as an alternate route to access the Rainey Street District.
The bikeway shift will last approximately until fall of 2020 and the lane closure on Red River will continue as needed as Capital Metro constructs a temporary MetroRail station while the permanent downtown station is under construction. The Lance Armstrong Bikeway will remain accessible during construction to people riding bicycles and people riding scooters.