ATX Walk Bike Roll (ATXWBR) will take about two years to complete.
Within these two years, there will be three major phases of public outreach and planning efforts.
Winter 2021 - Summer 2021
|- Equity Framework
- Conditions Analysis
- Outreach Planning
|- Programs & Policies
- Scenario Evaluation
- Project Prioritization
- Buildout Plans
|- Plan Document Development
|Outreach goal: discuss community needs and priorities to shape guiding values of ATXWBR.||Outreach goal: Determine where we build, how we prioritize projects, and what we base decisions on.||Outreach goal: review and discuss the plans and priorities - did we get it right?|
Project Completion: Early 2023
What are we working on now?
- Community Outreach: We want to create opportunities for all to get involved. Check the “Get Involved” page for the latest information
Community Ambassadors: Our ambassadors have been collecting feedback on how people currently get around Austin and how we can improve walking, biking, and rolling. Ambassadors primarily focus on gathering input from communities of color and other unrepresented groups in Austin.
Urban Trails and Bikeways Scenario Development: These scenarios show how urban trails and bikeways could be developed depending on which factors are prioritized.
Crossing Suitability Evaluation: We are evaluating the conditions of existing crossings and identifying corridors with fewer safe crossings. Then we will create a crossing prioritization method and build-out plan based on community input, feasibility, and other opportunities for improvements.
- Shared Streets Program: We are testing a new program to make some neighborhood streets without sidewalks safer and more comfortable for people walking and for children playing. Shared Streets will apply pedestrian-centered street design to achieve low motor vehicle speeds.
- Equity Scan: We interviewed local leaders of historically underrepresented groups. We asked questions like how can we improve outreach and what concerns they have. We also reviewed how City and regional plans and projects have or have not addressed equity.
- Equity Framework: Building on the equity scan, we created a draft equity framework using the City of Austin's definition of racial equity “the condition when race no longer predicts a person’s quality of life outcomes.” This document guides how our team makes decisions and works together with the community. It will be updated often as we learn from the community.
Equity Analysis Zones (EAZs): We identified areas in Austin that have higher concentrations of historically marginalized populations and more barriers to achieving equitable outcomes. Read more about how EAZ’s were identified in the Equity Framework.
Trip Potential Analysis: We identified where people are expected to walk or bike in the future based on destinations and population/employment densities.
Crash Analysis: We analyzed where crashes involving people walking or biking occur, and which populations are most impacted by traffic crashes.
Conditions Analysis: We’re mapping existing urban trails, sidewalks, and bikeways. We are also beginning to identify barriers, opportunities, and potential connections.
Check back at a future date to see what progress we’ve made! Have a question? Email us at ATXWalkBikeRoll@AustinTexas.gov