Action Alert: Travis County funding for the Red Line Parkway
We have been working over the last few months to include funding for the Red Line Parkway in the proposed November 2023 Travis County Transportation bond package, and we need your help NOW.Read more
April 2023 Newsletter
Thanks for tuning in. We have one of our most important action alerts below, and need your help.
Travis County Bond Action Alert
Over the last few months, we’ve been pursuing Red Line Parkway funding opportunities in the Travis County bond election planned for this November. We’re also working closely with allies at Austin Outside, Safe Streets Austin, and others to include safe walking, bicycling, and transit access throughout the proposed Transportation package. (There will also be a Parks, Trails, and Open Space package.)
The great news is that there is now a tentative item in the package for the Red Line Parkway that will also close an existing major gap in our bike/walk network. The proposal is a shared-use path (SUP) along Howard Lane under Travis County jurisdiction that would connect existing bicycling accommodations, and would also provide a portion of the Red Line Parkway. This would provide new safe access to numerous destinations within a 15-minute bike ride of Howard Station, including McNeil High School, YMCA, plus many commercial destinations and residences in the Parmer Lane and McNeil Drive area.Read more
With your support in 2022, we made progress in all four program areas—Plan, Build, Fund, & Activate:
- Parkway Plan: We worked with Capital Metro and the City of Austin to create a scope, preparing to determine the end-to-end alignment for the trail. We were also successful in securing the funding to accomplish this as part of Capital Metro’s budget. By the end of the year, Capital Metro was evaluating consultant teams to perform the work, with work to start early in 2023.
December 2022 Newsletter
Happy Holidays! Thank you for being a part of the Red Line Parkway community. As the year comes to an end, we have a few exciting trailside updates for you today. In addition to the news below, we have a brief staffing update. Tom Wald will be stepping back full time into the role of active Executive Director of the Red Line Parkway Initiative, and Joanna Wolaver will be stepping down from her role as Deputy Executive Director. Please join us in welcoming Tom back! We also encourage you to stay tuned via social media. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.Read more
Call to Action: Cedar Park Mobility Master Plan
Do you share our vision for a 32+ miles Red Line Parkway? Then we need your help by November 1!
The City of Cedar Park is currently creating a Mobility Master Plan that will shape the future of transportation - and the Red Line Parkway - in Cedar Park.
Cedar Park is a key link along the continuous Parkway from Downtown Austin to Leander.Read more
Announcing our Parkway to Downtown Series
Announcing our Parkway to Downtown Series!
Join us for three fun, free opportunities to explore how easy it is to use the Red Line Parkway to get downtown and explore some of the amazing things Downtown Austin has to offer! Tickets are available now for the first event: the Downtown Austin Parks Bike Tour on Saturday, April 23rd at 10am.Read more
We are thankful to have you as part of the Red Line Parkway community. We have a few exciting trailside updates for you!
Stay tuned via social media
The best way to get timely updates from the Red Line Parkway Initiative is to follow us on social media. We promptly post input opportunities and news via Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow us via Instagram and LinkedIn.
February 2022 Trailside with the Red Line Parkway Initiative
We are thankful to have you as part of the Red Line Parkway community. We have a few exciting trailside updates for you.