September 2022 Newsletter

28 September, 2022

We are thankful to have you as part of the Red Line Parkway community. We have a few exciting trailside updates for you today. We also encourage you to stay tuned via social media. You can follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn.

Construction Underway on MoKan Trail

Construction is currently underway on a quarter mile section of the MoKan Trail. Current work includes extending the existing trail behind the Alta Trailhead Apartments to the intersection of Springdale Road and Bolm Road, and a grade separated crossing of Airport Boulevard. This project is a part of the larger MoKan Trail, a 1.5 mile trail that begins at Shady Lane and the Southern Walnut Creek Trail and will extend to the bikeway along Pedernales Street. This trail will significantly improve access between the Red Line Parkway at Boggy Creek and the Southern Walnut Creek Trail. Sign up for project updates.

Engaging the Community in Parkway Planning

CapMetro, with the City of Austin, will kick off the planning process to determine the end-to-end route for the Parkway in late 2022/early 2023. The Red Line Parkway Initiative will play a critical role in community engagement, supported in part by funds from Travis County. In preparation, we will reach out to community members in the coming months. We recently connected with the Brentwood Neighborhood Association and an Urban Land Institute Austin subcommittee. Do you know any community groups that would be interested in learning more and getting involved? If so, let us know!

Nature play feature at the Park. Image courtesy of the City of Austin.

New Park and Nature Play Space near MLK Station

The recently opened MLK Station Neighborhood Park provides an opportunity for shade, rest, and play along the Red Line Parkway. It is one of Austin’s pioneering nature play spaces, featuring stump jumps, climbing logs, loose parts, and seating areas. These parks provide seating, playgrounds and other amenities in areas unsuitable for traditional park features because of floodplain restrictions. Located just off East 16th Street, the park can be accessed by crossing the stream across the trail from St. David’s Community Garden. Check it out next time you use the Red Line Parkway!

Opportunities to Shape the Red Line Parkway

Your voice makes a difference! You can help shape the future of the Red Line Parkway by taking action today.

Take the Austin Core Transportation (ACT) Plan Survey by Sept. 30 (Tomorrow!)

There is still time! Please join us in expressing the need for a downtown that is safe, convenient and enjoyable for people to walk, bike and wheelchair. In particular, please consider mentioning your support for the creation of a top-notch walking and bicycling, tree-lined, connection along 4th Street between I-35 and Shoal Creek (Rio Grande Street). You can take the survey in English or Spanish. Learn more and sign up for updates.

Visit the ATX Walk Bike Roll Virtual Open House and Share Feedback by Oct. 23

Austin’s Urban Trails, Sidewalks and Bicycle Plans update is at a critical moment in the planning process and requesting public input. Visit the virtual open house to view three scenarios for growing our urban trails and bikeways network, learn about shared streets and important pedestrian crossings, and review strategies to improve affordability and reduce displacement. Provide your feedback in an online survey in English or Spanish.

A 32+ Mile Trail in Austin?! How can I help?

Together, we can make the vision of a 32+ mile trail from Austin to Leander a reality. Support the vision and join our community of supporters by donating today.