Help Austinites Access Transit & Nature this Holiday Season!

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With the holidays upon us, we wanted to take a moment to say thank you for the interest you have shown in our work at Red Line Parkway Initiative.

As you know, our mission is to plan, fund, ensure implementation, and activate the Red Line Parkway, a 32+ mile trail and linear park that will run from Downtown Austin through Cedar Park to Leander. 

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McKalla Station update + GivingTuesday recap

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GivingTuesday Recap
Thank you for an excellent GivingTuesday for the Red Line Parkway! You contributed a total of $1465 across the smorgasbord of giving platforms, which was just shy of our $1500 goal for the day. If you want to help get us over the top, we'll accept!

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November 2021: Updates & Opportunities from the Red Line Parkway Initiative

We're thankful to have you as part of the Red Line Parkway community. We have a few trail-side updates for you.


 

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Join us November 18th for Project Parkway Happy Hour

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Join us in person on Thursday, November 18th at 5:00pm to learn more and show your support for Project Parkway, a campaign to bring Austin's Red Line Parkway to life!

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Call for immediate volunteers to help with contacts research

Are you interested in volunteering for the Red Line Parkway Initiative?

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Announcing Project Parkway: A Campaign to Bring Austin’s Red Line Parkway to Life

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Today, we are excited to announce the launch of Project Parkway, a campaign to raise $250,000 to support Red Line Parkway Initiative’s efforts to plan, build, and steward the Red Line Parkway—a 32+ mile linear park and public space running from Downtown Austin to Leander. 

As many of you already know, the vision for the Parkway is to provide residents of the Austin metro area with access to a thriving and inclusive multi-functional trail and opportunities to enjoy car-free access to transit, parks, green space, and public artAs our metro area continues to grow at unprecedented rates, it is imperative that we come together to prioritize resources like the Parkway in our community. 

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September 2021: News & Opportunities from the Red Line Parkway Initiative

We're thankful you're tuning in! We have a few important updates and actions that we'd like to share with you.


Travis County Approves Funding for the Red Line Parkway Plan

Last week, the Travis County Commissioners Court approved $100,000 for the Red Line Parkway Plan in their FY22 budget! This is huge, and will help continue our momentum to get started on the new plan. We thank county staff and Commissioner Brigid Shea for shepherding our budget request through to a 5-0 vote seconded by Commissioner Travillion (and almost seconded by Commissioner Ann Howard). The Red Line Parkway will connect all four Travis County precincts to each other and to Williamson County.


 

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Sept. 9th: Red Line Webinar by CapMetro

Capital Metro is hosting a Project Connect update on upcoming MetroRail Red Line projects on Thursday, September 9th at 12:00 noon. The webinar will cover updates on the McKalla, Broadmoor, & Lakeline Stations, plus double-tracking work, quiet zones, and overall Red Line news. 

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Help us win this week!

If you’ve been waiting, this is the day to make your donation, large or small. The top three organizations in our national campaign tier to receive the most unique donations by the morning of August 9th will receive a bonus of $4000. A unique donation is any donation $5 and up this week, per each person with a unique email address. That’s it!

First, click to make a donation (large or small).

Then send a quick email to 5-10 of your friends, colleagues, family, and neighbors to ask them to donate this week. 

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Celebrate Our Trails Day 2021

On national Celebrate Our Trails Day, Saturday, April 24th, 2021, we encourage you to visit the Red Line Parkway and its connecting trails:

  • Red Line Parkway from Trinity & 4th to Cherrywood Road (Use E. 4th St. and Comal St. for the existing gap east of Navasota)
  • Red Line Parkway from Denson Drive to Lamar Blvd.
  • Northern Walnut Creek Trail from Amherst Drive to Walnut Creek Park Rd.
  • Red Line Parkway from Avery Ranch Blvd. north to Brushy Creek Trail, then to 183A Path to Hero Way

You can view these routes on our maps page.

For other trails in your area, visit the national Rails-To-Trails Celebrate Our Trails Day page.



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