April Newsletter

08 April, 2022

We are thankful to have you as part of the Red Line Parkway community. We have a few exciting trailside updates for you!

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Monday, April 11th 6pm: Crestview Station - Community Design Workshop

Join us online at the first public input session focused on the future Orange Line Crestview Station. The shape of this station area impacts the alignment of the Red Line Parkway and the Lamar and Airport Boulevards intersection, and has tremendous potential as a gathering space to see your friends and neighbors.

For other Project Connect input opportunities, visit their Get Involved page.

Tuesday, April 12th 4pm: I-35 CapEx Central - Pedestrian, Bike, & Bridge

Join us in-person for the next I-35 Capital Express Central Community Working Group (CapEx VOICE). This session will focus on "widened bridges, bicycle/pedestrian bridges and innovative intersections proposed for" I-35, including the two Red Line Parkway crossings.

Learn more about the overall I-35 Capital Express Central project at the TxDOT website.

Saturday, April 23rd 10am: Downtown Austin Parks Bike Tour

On National Celebrate Trails Day, this 8-12 mile ride travels along the Red Line Parkway to Downtown Austin! We’ll visit several parks, including Boggy Creek Greenbelt, Waterloo Park, Texas Capitol grounds, Shoal Creek Greenbelt, Pease Park, Republic Square, and Brush Square.

For those who don't have a bike, we will have a limited number of bikes supplied by Austin's Yellow Bike Project. And thanks goes to Ride Bikes Austin for corralling our ride.

This is the first in series of Parkway to Downtown events sponsored by the Downtown Austin Alliance. Save the dates for the next ones: May 14th (Taco Walk Tour) and June 11th (Mural Bike Tour).

McKalla Station Updates

We didn't meant to keep it a secret.... The official McKalla Station design now includes the Red Line Parkway! Thanks to your help by showing up and speaking up, Capital Metro and the City of Austin co-created a design that includes a 13-foot-wide shared-use path through the station area, connecting the Parkway between the Q2 Stadium and points north of Braker, such as Uptown ATX and the Northern Walnut Creek Trail.

We would also like to share the outcomes of the March 5th McKalla Station charrette hosted by the AIA Austin Urban Design Committee and CTX ASLA. Though these designs are not endorsed by Capital Metro, these creative design ideas could be incorporated into the station area further in the future. We thank local AIA and ASLA for organizing this workshop, and thank Capital Metro staff for attending!

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Recap: March 12th Ride and Learn

We enjoyed a beautiful day on the Red Line Parkway, and learned about how the existing segments came to be plus opportunities to come. We were joined at The Pillars (link | link) by Kathleen Barron of Austin Parks Foundation, Miriam Conner of Public City, and Ruben Esquivel, artist of the pillar shown above (middle right photo, artist pictured 2nd from right).

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