The City of Austin defines an urban trail as a citywide network of non-motorized, multi-use pathways that are used by people walking, running, or on bikes for both transportation and recreation purposes.
Our goals for urban trails are to:
- Provide easy access to urban trails for both transportation and recreation users from all parts of the city.
- Link all urban trails to the on-street bicycle and sidewalk network around them.
- Ensure that all urban trails are adequately sized to accommodate both recreation and transportation uses.
- Incorporate trail amenities and features that transform them from a paved surface into unique greenways that reflect the city around them.