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

We are 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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We need your help today, Dec. 9th at 5:30pm online: McKalla Station

Does this look safe to you?

Photo of the Downtown Station, showing the bikeway as it

intersects with a crosswalk, plus lots of ice and snow on the ground

Well, of course, we mean to ask if it looks safe aside from the ice and snow!

The Downtown Austin transit station, bikeway, and walkway design (pictured above) was overwhelmingly approved by the Austin Pedestrian Advisory Council and the Bicycle Advisory Council in 2017. It was also approved by Capital Metro staff and represents an improvement over the previous design.

However, Capital Metro is currently proposing to exclude the Red Line Parkway from the McKalla Station area altogether! Their McKalla Station design would multiply the risk to trail and transit users by rerouting the trail along a circuitous and confusing route across several busy driveways.

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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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