ATD Mobility Improvements

Some exciting mobility developments are underway in Austin!

In partnership with Capital Metro, Austin Transportation crews installed a platform made of interlocking pieces of recycled rubber on Guadalupe Street just north of Dean Keeton Street last week. This platform will temporarily replace the existing MetroBus and MetroRapid stops on Dean Keeton Street's south side. Relocation of the stops will reduce conflicts between right-turning vehicles, buses, and pedestrians at the southeast corner of the intersection.

The platform, made by ZICLA, enables buses to stop without pulling out of a travel lane by extending the sidewalk curb. Green and white striping on the platform guides people biking past the stop to yield to people boarding or exiting buses at the stop. The design provides continuous separation for all modes of transportation traveling through the intersection.

Capital Metro and Austin Transportation will evaluate how the new stop functions for all street users over the next six months. If the pilot project is successful, a permanent solution may be installed and similar treatments may be deployed at other intersections in the city.

Learn more about Austin Transportation’s Transit Enhancement Program at AustinTexas.gov/Transit.

Austin Transportation is also evaluating Wilshire Boulevard, Cherrywood Road, and Schieffer Avenue as a neighborhood bikeway project. This bikeway would help connect the All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Network between IH-35, Airport Blvd, and E 38th ½ St. The proposed project design aligns with recommendations from the Austin Bicycle Plan and the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan.

Funding for this project has been identified from the 2016 Mobility Bond Bikeways and Sidewalks Programs.