Residents are invited to give feedback on designs for a 1.7-mile urban trail planned for north Austin.
The City of Austin is excited to announce the progress of the Red Line Trail project, which will connect Braker Lane to the Northern Walnut Creek Trail in North Austin. Everyone is invited to share their thoughts on the proposed trail design.
The Red Line Trail 60% Design Virtual Open House includes comprehensive details on the proposed trail alignment and other design features. Available in English and Spanish, the open house runs 24/7 through Thursday, August 31, 2023.
“With all the development happening in North Austin, it’s important to provide travel options for all,” said Council Member Leslie Pool of Council District 7. "The Red Line Trail will provide a convenient walking and biking path to public transportation and nearby trails, businesses, and the Q2 stadium. I look forward to seeing this trail transform the daily commute for residents and provide greater access to nature.”
During the open house comment period, residents can meet the project team, ask questions, and provide feedback in person at two upcoming tabling events:
- Saturday, August 19 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Balcones District Park
- Wednesday, August 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at CapMetro's Kramer Station
The City of Austin Capital Delivery Services Department, in collaboration with Austin Transportation and Public Works Department’s Urban Trails Program, will develop the Red Line Trail (Braker Lane to Northern Walnut Creek Trail) in four distinct segments. Constructing the trail in different segments will save money and simplify construction logistics alongside other ongoing projects in the area. Funding for this section of the Red Line Trail comes from the 2016 and 2020 Austin Mobility Bonds.
Looking ahead, the long-term vision for the Red Line Trail is to establish a 32+ mile trail and transit corridor, linking the MetroRail Downtown Austin Station to the City of Leander, following the existing Red Line rail corridor.
For further information and to participate, please visit AustinTexas.gov/RedLineTrail
About Austin Capital Delivery Services:
The City of Austin's Capital Delivery Services department is dedicated to capital improvement project implementation. It creates the infrastructure that residents use every day and involves the planning, design, construction, and inspection of new or renovated public facilities.