Austin Public Works and Austin Transportation invite the community to provide feedback that will help shape the future of Austin’s streets, sidewalks, and urban trails. A survey is open now through September 26 for ATX Walk Bike Roll, a project to update plans that determine where and when to build the City’s pedestrian and bicycle routes.
Residents are encouraged to give input so that public feedback reflects the views of the community at large. The survey is available in both English and Spanish, and can also be mailed to residents by emailing ATXWalkBikeRoll@AustinTexas.gov or calling (512) 974-7182.
“Sidewalks, urban trails, and bikeways are not only fun and healthy ways for people to travel, they are also a necessary part of Austin’s transportation system,” explained Gina Fiandaca, Assistant City Manager for Mobility. “Many of our residents rely on these facilities to get where they need to go. With your insight, we can ensure that everyone has more choices to travel through our beautiful City.”
There are three critical infrastructure plans the ATX Walk Bike Roll initiative will update:
- Urban Trails Plan – updates will review internal processes and policies, re-examine the proposed trail network, incorporate maintenance needs and develop a new project selection process.
- Sidewalk/Pedestrian Plan – updates will look beyond sidewalks to create a safe pedestrian network. The update will consider where safe crossings are needed, as well as curb ramps, pedestrian islands, and more.
- Bicycle Plan – updates will reevaluate the currently proposed on-street bikeway network to better integrate with urban trails and transit.
All three plan updates will center equity in their planning efforts. Watch a video about the project and learn about ways to get involved at AustinTexas.gov/ATXWBR.