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#1 2018-03-31 14:18:34

owlman
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1mi Paved path planned from north end of Shoal Creek to Neils Thompson

CTRMA approved a bid last week for various Mopac improvements, including a 10-ft wide shared-use path that will run from the north end of Shoal Creek Blvd, west along the 183 frontage road, and north to Neils Thompson Drive (more or less following the existing dirt trail there).

https://www.mystatesman.com/news/transp … ZOhAYNQkI/

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#2 2019-02-21 08:25:46

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Re: 1mi Paved path planned from north end of Shoal Creek to Neils Thompson

Might need to move this one under the "Roadway Hazards" category!

It's complete, but apparently they couldn't get right-of-way between the train track and the road. Instead, the bike path crosses the service road turnaround twice on blind corners.  http://www.mopacexpress.com/multimedia/ … %20SUP.pdf

photos courtesy jincopunk on reddit:
https://www.mapillary.com/app/?focus=ph … 583&zoom=0

https://www.reddit.com/r/Austin/comment … ar_on_the/

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#3 2019-02-22 17:38:44

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Re: 1mi Paved path planned from north end of Shoal Creek to Neils Thompson

The story made the news:

"Cyclist warns of dangerous new bike trail in North Austin"
https://www.kvue.com/article/news/cycli … a413256c9e

Last edited by owlman (2019-02-23 18:18:16)

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#4 2019-02-22 18:25:59

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Re: 1mi Paved path planned from north end of Shoal Creek to Neils Thompson

Are you one of the cyclists quoted?

Too bad that Union Pacific wouldn't allow a little of their right of way to be used.  Welcome to America.

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#5 2019-02-23 18:19:19

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Re: 1mi Paved path planned from north end of Shoal Creek to Neils Thompson

MichaelBluejay wrote:

Are you one of the cyclists quoted?

Oh no, sorry, that was ambiguous. I'm not in the news story.

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