The Austin Public Works Urban Trails Program is developing the Austin to Manor Trail as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond. The Austin to Manor Trail will be a 5.5 mile long trail beginning near Daffan Lane and ending near Ben E. Fischer Park in Manor, Texas.
The Austin Public Works Urban Trails Program is developing an abandoned rail corridor into an urban trail for people walking and people on bikes. Once complete, the Bergstrom Spur Trail will be approximately 6.5 miles long and connect Vinson Drive in south Austin to East Riverside Drive and US-183 in southeast Austin, along with many other parks, neighborhoods, and destinations. Funding for this trail comes from Austin Mobility Bonds.
Country Club Creek Trail is located in Southeast Austin beginning at Roy G Guerrero Park. The Urban Trails Program is working to expand Country Club Creek Trail to connect Lady Bird Lake to Mabel Davis Park.
EastLink is a series of proposed improvements to connect 5.1 miles of trails in Central East Austin – from Bartholomew Park to Lady Bird Lake. Ultimately EastLink can become a treasured recreational asset, as well as an alternative to driving. This is a citizen-based initiative to repair old paths, and in some cases build new paths for pedestrians and cyclists. EastLink will help connect people to places in safer, healthier ways.
Austin Public Works has partnered with Austin Parks and Recreation and Austin Transportation to develop a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Lady Bird Lake, near Longhorn Dam. The “wishbone” shaped bridge will connect to the existing Butler Hike and Bike Trail at three points: Longhorn Shores, Holly Shores, and the unnamed peninsula near Holly Shores. When complete, the bridge will span just under a half-mile and create a north-to-south connection on the east side of Lady Bird Lake.
The City of Austin partnered with the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organizations and the State of Texas on the MoPac Mobility Bridges Project to address traffic congestion in the MoPac corridor. The project resulted in an additional two miles of bicycle, pedestrian, and motor vehicle mobility improvements, from near Loop 360 to Southwest Parkway. All three phases of this project are now complete.
The MoKan Trail follows the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MoKan) Railroad. The 1.5-mile trail begins at Shady Lane (where it connects to the Southern Walnut Creek Trail) and will eventually extend to the protected bike path on Pedernales Street. Austin Pubic Work's Urban Trails Program is developing a portion of the MoKan Trail, from Springdale Dr. to South Pleasant Valley Road.
The Red Line Trail is a planned, 32-mile trail network that would follow Capital Metro’s Red Line Rail from Downtown Austin to Leander once completed. Austin Public Works’ Urban Trails Program is currently developing portions of Red Line Trail as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond.
These portions include:
Boggy Creek Trail (Rosewood Avenue to E 12th Street)
Red Line Trail (Braker Lane to Northern Walnut Creek Trail)
The Urban Trails Program is currently coordinating several projects to improve and extend the Shoal Creek Trail System. First developed in the 1960s, the existing Shoal Creek Trail follows Shoal Creek for four miles, from Lady Bird Lake to 38th Street. Once projects are completed, the Shoal Creek Trail System will extend from Lady Bird Lake to Highway 183.
The Austin Tejano Trails highlight cultural and historic sites in East Austin, including the commemoration of Tejano Music Legends. The Tejano Trails Steering Committee, Austin Urban Trails, and our partners are working to develop and improve the Tejano Trails. For more information about this project, visit the Tejano Trails website.
The City of Austin and the Hill Country Conservancy are working together to develop the Violet Crown Trail system. Violet Crown Trail begins at Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park and, once complete, will extend 30 miles south into Hays County. This trail connects neighborhoods with parks, libraries, shopping centers, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and more!
The Urban Trails Program is currently developing the Walnut Creek Trail System. Once completed, this 19-mile trail network will connect the Govalle Neighborhood Park in East Austin to the Balcones District Park in North Austin, along with many other parks, neighborhoods and landmarks along Walnut Creek. Two sections of the Walnut Creek Trail System are being developed through the 2016 and 2020 Mobility Bonds.
The recommended YBC (Y at Oak Hill to Barton Creek) Trail would be located between the west side of the MoPac Mobility Bridges and the Austin Community College Pinnacle Campus, connecting destinations and neighborhoods along the way. Construction funds for this project have not yet been identified.