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#2 Bike Lanes / Facilities » Another open house today (Thursday): REDBUD TRAIL BRIDGE » 2020-01-30 12:29:29

pjschaub
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REDBUD TRAIL BRIDGE OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Stop by anytime and give your input about the proposed multimodal improvements.

Location Information
O'Henry Middle School Cafeteria
2610 W. 10th St.
Austin, TX 78703

Project website:
http://www.austintexas.gov/redbudtrailbridge

http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/defaul … Boards.pdf

#3 Bike Lanes / Facilities » Open House this Thursday (TODAY): North University-Heritage-Rosedale N » 2020-01-30 02:08:56

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Date: Thursday, January 30
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Swing by anytime!)
Place: Bryker Woods Elementary - Cafeteria
(3309 Kerbey Lane)

Proposed changes include:

Improvements for routing and navigation

New shared lane pavement markings (called share-the-road arrows or “sharrows”) to alert people driving to expect people bicycling in the street and help guide people along the bikeway route

New wayfinding signs to guide people bicycling to local and regional destinations

Study feasibility of switching stop signs to prioritize the bicycling route: Hemphill Drive (east side) at West 32nd Street and Hemphill Drive (west side) at West 33rd Street

Managing vehicle speeds and volumes

New speed reduction devices to achieve lower 20-25 mph speeds

No volume reduction is anticipated

Improvements for crossing major streets for people walking or bicycling

Intersection improvements (e.g., signal timing changes, ADA upgrades, curb extensions, detection)

New bicycle lanes for connecting across major streets:
-West 29th Street between West Guadalupe Street and Hemphill Drive with proposed localized parking restrictions
-West 34th Street between West Avenue and West Guadalupe Street with proposed parking restrictions on the north and south curbs
-West 40th Street between North Lamar Boulevard and Marathon Boulevard with proposed localized parking restrictions

Alternatives are being considered for West 31st Street/Shoal Creek Boulevard between North Lamar Boulevard and West 34th Street:
-Alternative A: A shared use path on the south curb requiring parking restrictions on the north curb, based on a concept recommended in the Urban Trails Plan
-Alternative B: A neighborhood bikeway with an eastbound bicycle/walking lane on the south curb and keep existing parking on the north curb
-Other Alternatives: Other options could include a one-way configuration of West 31st Street/Shoal Creek Boulevard, making room for a shared use path, or other combinations of Alternatives A and B

Project website: https://data.austintexas.gov/…/North-Un … /6vmu-6wzb

#4 Re: Bike Lanes / Facilities » Open House this Thurs.: Bluebonnet Ln, 1/23, 6-7 PM, Zilker Elementary » 2020-01-29 08:36:24

Via ATD email: "All open house materials, including a preliminary design and display boards, are available for review on AustinTexas.gov/BluebonnetLn. Please submit your feedback through the online survey, which will be open until the comment period for this project closes on Sunday, Febuarary 23."

Survey direct link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W2JYJPZ

#6 Bike Lanes / Facilities » Open House this Thurs.: Bluebonnet Ln, 1/23, 6-7 PM, Zilker Elementary » 2020-01-22 09:43:15

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Come out and show support for bike and pedestrian improvements in the Zilker neighborhood this Thursday, January 23 from 6 to 7 PM at Zilker Elementary (1900 Bluebonnet Ln). Check out the preliminary design, talk to the people who are working on the project, and give your input in person.

Project website: https://data.austintexas.gov/stories/s/ … /ur3j-mbv2

Proposed Changes:

Bluebonnet Lane/Melridge Place (Rabb Road – Rabb Glen Street): Upgrading the protection in the existing two-way protected bikeway to concrete traffic buttons. Planters are also under consideration, pending a maintenance agreement with neighborhood partners.

Bluebonnet Lane (Rabb Glen Street – South Lamar Boulevard): New extension of the two-way protected bikeway on the west curb. This proposal would replace the existing one-way bicycle lanes, maintain one general travel lane in each direction, and consolidate parking to the east side of the street.

Bluebonnet Lane (South Lamar Boulevard – Del Curto Road): New extension of the two-way protected bikeway on the west curb across the intersection of Bluebonnet Lane and South Lamar Boulevard to Del Curto Road, where the bikeway would transition to a shared use path.

Rundell Place and Ann Arbor Avenue: Shorten crossing distances by adding curb extensions and crosswalks.

Bluebonnet Lane (midblock between South Lamar Boulevard and Del Curto Road, Arpdale Street, Meadowridge Drive, Ford Street, Anita Drive, Ashby Avenue): New pedestrian crossing islands that enable people walking to stop and scan for oncoming traffic one lane at a time, while slowing motor vehicle traffic and improving driver yielding behavior.

Bluebonnet Lane (Rabb Glen Street, midblock at Little Zilker Park, Hether Street): Improvements to existing pedestrian crossings by adding crossing islands, crosswalks, curb ramps, and/or curb extensions.

New and improved pedestrian crossings may result in minor impacts to on-street parking.

#7 Re: Bike Lanes / Facilities » S. PLEASANT VALLEY, TODD, BURLESON project survey (deadline is 1/26) » 2020-01-21 09:48:23

Reminder- survey closes 1/26. The city is seeking public input for planned improvements on South Pleasant Valley Road, Todd Lane, and Burleson Road from Oltorf Street to Onion Creek Park. The project area is a vital north-south bicycle connection in southeast Austin. Please review the project website and take the survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3PFHG85) to voice your support for adding physically protected bike lanes to provide a safe and continuous route for riders of all skill levels and experience.

Let’s send the city an enthusiastic and unambiguous message of support for these improvements and a complete All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Network throughout Austin. The proposed preliminary designs would provide connections to Onion Creek Metro Park, the Country Club Creek Trail, and Rodriguez Elementary School, providing safe routes to school and to recreational facilities.

Here’s the project survey link again-
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3PFHG85 (closes Sunday, January 26, 2020)


South Pleasant Valley Project Website: https://data.austintexas.gov/stories/s/ … b375-n8jt/

Open House Project Boards: https://austintexas.gov/sites/default/f … ine_v2.pdf

All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Network: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/ … a5fb935eea

Walk Austin & Bike Austin petition
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp … Q/viewform

Thanks!
Patricia

#8 Re: Bike Lanes / Facilities » Stassney Ln. BIKE LANES survey, deadline is this SUNDAY (1/19) » 2020-01-18 12:57:42

REMINDER- The survey closes on January 19 (SUNDAY): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FV5YFT3.

PLEASE back physically protected bike lanes and building out an All Ages and Abilities Network by taking the survey now with support biking for everyone on Stassney. An enthusiastic and clear message to the effect of "I want protected bike lanes on Stassney!” is an excellent response. The survey is short and can take only a minute or two.

#9 Bike Lanes / Facilities » S. PLEASANT VALLEY, TODD, BURLESON project survey (deadline is 1/26) » 2020-01-17 10:34:42

pjschaub
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The city is seeking public input for planned improvements on South Pleasant Valley Road, Todd Lane, and Burleson Road from Oltorf Street to Onion Creek Park. The project area is a vital north-south bicycle connection in southeast Austin. Please review the project website and take the survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3PFHG85) to voice your support for adding physical protection and connecting current bike lanes to provide a safe and continuous route for riders of all skill levels and experience.

Let’s send the city an enthusiastic and unambiguous message of support for these improvements and a complete All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Network throughout Austin. The proposed preliminary designs would provide connections to Onion Creek Metro Park, the Country Club Creek Trail, and Rodriguez Elementary School, providing safe routes to school and to recreational facilities.

Project Survey (ends Sunday, January 26, 2020): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3PFHG85

Walk Austin & Bike Austin petition
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp … Q/viewform


For more information:
South Pleasant Valley Project Website: https://data.austintexas.gov/stories/s/ … b375-n8jt/

Open House Project Boards: https://austintexas.gov/sites/default/f … ine_v2.pdf

All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Network: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/ … a5fb935eea

#10 Bike Lanes / Facilities » Stassney Ln. BIKE LANES survey, deadline is this SUNDAY (1/19) » 2020-01-16 23:49:16

pjschaub
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Stassney Ln. BIKE LANES survey, deadline is this SUNDAY (1/19): please back physically protected bike lanes and building out an All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Network by taking the survey now. An enthusiastic and clear message to the effect of "I want protected bike lanes on Stassney!” is an excellent response. The survey is short and can take only a minute or two. The deadline is January 19 (this SUNDAY) so please do not put it off: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FV5YFT3.

For more information:
Stassney Project website: https://data.austintexas.gov/stories/s/66ck-2scm

Stassney presentation boards: http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/fi … online.pdf

All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Network: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/ … a5fb935eea

Bike Austin & Walk Austin petition: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp … g/viewform

#11 Re: Other » How to support physical protection of Stassney bike lanes » 2020-01-14 17:21:44

Correction: I meant to write Duval Street, not Duval Road. The planned improvements of Duval Street from San Jacinto Blvd to 53rd St. are presented in the project website: http://austintexas.gov/duvalstreet . And, the city is expected to revisit the public process for this project later this year, so please stay tuned and be ready to participate.

#12 Other » How to support physical protection of Stassney bike lanes » 2020-01-14 10:46:06

pjschaub
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Dear Bicycle Austin community,

The city is nearing the end of its public outreach process and seeking feedback on options for safety and mobility improvements on Stassney Lane. This is a chance for you as people who ride bikes to weigh in and show support for 2.2 miles of protected bike lanes on Stassney Lane, which would add a major segment to the build-out of the city’s All Ages and Abilities network.

If you favor protected bike lanes on Stassney and an all-ages-and-abilities network in general to make biking accessible and safe for people of all skill levels, please review the project website and express your support in on the survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FV5YFT3). Your support can be as brief or detailed as you wish. An enthusiastic and clear message to the effect of "I want protected bike lanes on Stassney!” is a fine and time-effective response. The deadline is January 19 (this SUNDAY) so please do not put this off. The survey is short and can take only a minute or two.

Did you know that the city compromised on planned protected bike lanes on Duval St., a street with Austin's greatest bike traffic, after getting strong negative feedback for this improvement through the public outreach process in 2017? Opponents of the improvements cited concerns unrelated to safety and minor such as objections to the aesthetic appearance of physical separation of a bike lane, and supporters for protected bikes lanes only provided weak feedback to back the All Ages and Abilities network. Please do not let this happen again! There was low turnout to the Stassney Lane project open house and we're concerned the City may also water down this project.

Stassney Project website: https://data.austintexas.gov/stories/s/66ck-2scm

Stassney presentation slides: http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/fi … online.pdf

All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Network: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/ … a5fb935eea

Want to do more? Would you mind personally texting/emailing at least one friend or family member by Wednesday to ask them to take the City's Stassney survey by the 1/19 deadline? Here’s that survey link again: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FV5YFT3

Thanks so much for your work and support,
Patricia Schaub
Bicycle Advisory Council member

#13 Re: Other » Who wants BicycleAustin.info? » 2018-10-10 00:09:42

Thank you Michael! I got your email and sent a reply a few minutes ago.  --Patricia

#14 Re: Other » Who wants BicycleAustin.info? » 2018-10-09 18:20:34

I'm interested! What do you need?  --Patricia Schaub

#15 Re: Roadway hazards » Dangerously obstructed visibility crossing I-35 at 4th St. » 2017-03-10 23:42:40

There's a no parking sign there now- hopefully it's permanent and not only for SXSW!

#16 Re: Justice Issues / Collisions » Video of Austin cops' arrest of jaywalker goes viral » 2014-03-11 18:11:56

Nope, no stop signs or crosswalks to use for crossing 24th between Guadalupe and the far western edge of San Antonio.  See for yourself on Google Street View.  Remember, San Antonio at that intersection forms a T with 24th where she was arrested.  San Antonio is one way going north so there isn't a need for traffic signals or signs to control vehicles crossing 24th in a southward direction because they all should be headed north.  She was arrested on the south side of 24th.  Of course, she may have ran the light controlling the western end of San Antonio without crossing 24th at all.  I'm curious to hear her side of the story. 

The police should focus their resources on modifying driver behavior around pedestrians, and not let their attention be diverted by "jaywalking" if they really want to make things safer for pedestrians.

#17 Re: Justice Issues / Collisions » Video of Austin cops' arrest of jaywalker goes viral » 2014-03-11 09:50:49

Has anyone confirmed what street she crossed to get cited for jaywalking, San Antonio or 24th?  There aren't any pedestrian control signals on the side of 24th St. where she was arrested, and no crosswalk to use.  It's not possible to fail to obey a pedestrian control signal that is not there.  She may not have been jaywalking in the first place, according to its definition in the state transportation code, if she was crossing 24th to get to the spot where the video starts.

--Patricia

#19 Justice Issues / Collisions » Whole Foods Market bans customers who ride pedicabs to shop, dine » 2012-10-06 13:21:29

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from a fellow pedicabber on Reddit.  Happened yesterday (Friday, October 5, 2012):

"I got kicked out of Whole Foods today, mid-sandwich, because I had ridden and parked my pedicab there. Way to be, Whole Foods, way to be... (self.Austin)"

http://www.reddit.com/r/Austin/comments … dsandwich/

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