Thank you to all who showed your support in July to Austin City Council to place funding for trails, sidewalks, bikeways, and safety on the Austin ballot in the form of Prop B!
My estimation is that most of you have already voted and have voted in support of Prop B, and for Prop A to significantly expand our high-frequency, high-capacity, and dedicated-lane transit network. Thank you, if you’ve voted in support! If you haven’t already, the Initiative encourages you to vote ‘yes’ to both propositions. They complement each other: Better walking and bicycling improves access to transit, and better transit extends the reach for walking and bicycling trips. Together, these propositions will provide funding to build networks that will serve hundreds of thousands of people every day.
Even if you have already voted, there is more you can do within the next several days to help Prop A and B win voter approval:
What if you haven’t yet voted? Early voting ends this Friday, October 30th and Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd. Travis County voters can find more information at the Clerk’s website.
Prop A will fund Project Connect, a transit system sized for Austin, including three new light rail lines, nine new rapid bus lines, funding for affordable housing along transit, and more. You can read more at the Prop A campaign website.
Prop B will provide funding for the Red Line Parkway 🚲 🚶 🦽 🌲, other urban trails, sidewalks, bikeways, safety improvements, and more. You can read more at the Prop B campaign website.
Stay tuned for a report later this year from the Red Line Parkway Initiative on the last year looking back and a look ahead to 2021.