June 2023 Newsletter

14 June, 2023

Thank you for tuning in and staying up to date on how, together, we can complete the Parkway.

Panel this Saturday: Transit + Pedestrians/Bikes/Micromobility

Join us this Saturday, June 10th, 11:30am for a panel organized by Transit Forward on the interaction of transit with walking, bicycling, and other micromobility. Our Executive Director, Tom Wald, will be joined on the panel by representatives from the City of Austin, Capital Metro, and Safe Streets Austin. Registration is free, but please reserve your spot so we’ll have a seat and lunch for you.


Call for Volunteers

We’d love your help spreading the word about plans for the Red Line Parkway! We will be tabling at the Juneteenth Park Festival and need volunteers to talk with festival goers. Contact Jennifer Potter-Miller if you can help out for a 2-hour block on Saturday, June 17th between 12n and 6pm.

We had a great time talking to people at the first Austin Cargo Bike Festival last Saturday. Thanks to BikeTexas for hosting a fun event!

New Connections to the Red Line Parkway

New flexpost bike lanes were just added to 51st St., and additional sidewalks aren’t far behind. This video provides a good before-and-after perspective.

Provide your feedback and support for these proposed upcoming connections to the Red Line Parkway:

  • North Loop Blvd.: View the open house and provide input by this Sunday, June 11th.
  • East 12th St.: View the open house and provide input by Wednesday, July 5th.

Rail Improvements Outreach

Capital Metro is debuting a new rail improvements informational websiteThe rail projects can impact the viability and cost of including an off-street trail for some segments of the Red Line Parkway, so we will be monitoring these closely. If you also have an interest, we encourage you to review the rail improvements website and attend upcoming informational meetings.

Travis County Bond Update

Thanks to all who spoke up for completing a section of the Red Line Parkway, by funding the Howard Lane shared-use path project in the Travis County bond package. The bond committee did not include the project in their recommendations, but we are continuing forward by asking the Commissioners Court to add it to the project list. If you are part of an organization that could sign on in support of this project, please be in touch ASAP so that we can add your organization to a growing list of supporting organizations.

Also, please stay tuned for additional action alerts coming soon. Your voice is essential in funding the Parkway.

Williamson County Bond Update

Also, thanks to those who spoke up for funding the Red Line Trail engineering report as part of the Williamson County bond package. (We recently shared a geographically targeted action alert.) Again, their bond committee did not include the project in their recommendations, but we are continuing forward by asking the Commissioners Court to add it to the project list. Please stay tuned for additional possible action alerts.

We appreciate your support to help us complete the Red Line Parkway! Please let us know if any other types of updates would be helpful for you.