Congress Avenue is considered the "Main Street of Texas" with leading views toward the Texas State Capitol, historic architecture and direct connections to both the natural and urban spaces of Austin. The street requires special attention and a variety of initiatives are underway to make Congress Avenue accessible for everyone.
The East 51st Street Mobility Project is planned as a revitalization of the corridor from I-35 to Berkman Drive.
The City of Austin is proposing the Pressler Street Extension Project to help better connect Austin.
The South Lamar Corridor Mobility Program aims to improve mobility, safety, and accessibility along the South Lamar corridor for everyone: people who walk, bike, use transit, or drive.
In partnership with Capital Metro's MetroRapid premium bus service, transit priority lanes are designed to help move people through downtown safer and faster! The specially striped BUS ONLY lanes are designated lanes for transit vehicles and cars making right turns. To the right of the transit priority lane is a designated bike lane.