Category Archives: Traffic

F1 weekend brings out cyclists, volunteers for third year

Earlier this month, some hardy F1 spectators rolled through Burleson Heights and past Austin’s heavy traffic by cycling to the U.S. Grand Prix. And for the third year in a row, area residents and trail supporters hosted a rest stop to help at a bike crossing … Continue reading

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Todd Lane construction begins

A major improvement project on Todd Lane got its start on Sept. 15, and will transform a heavily traveled narrow road into a wider, safer street designed to handle automobile, bus, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Southbound traffic is being detoured onto Woodward Street … Continue reading

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Survey will help city prioritize projects in our neighborhoods

In 2006, area residents helped decide what our neighborhood would be like in the future by working with the city on the East Riverside/Oltorf Combined (EROC) Neighborhood Plan. Now the city would like your help prioritizing the projects that were recommended during … Continue reading

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Volunteers host rest stop in pocket park

Neighborhood volunteers have it made in the shade today and Sunday! They’re staffing a rest stop for cyclists who are on their way to the U.S. Grand Prix, the annual F1 races held at Circuit of the Americas in Southeast … Continue reading

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Seeking neighborhood volunteers for F1 weekend

Get ready for an influx of international visitors soon when our neighborhood is again part of the bicycle route to the U.S. Grand Prix. The pocket park between Pleasant Valley and Burleson roads is at the halfway point on the … Continue reading

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Better mobility coming to Todd Lane, Burleson Road

Clay Harris and Neil Kopper of the City of Austin Public Works Department talked with Burleson-area residents on Aug. 14 about upcoming projects to improve mobility for cars, bicycles and pedestrians on Todd Lane and Burleson Road. Todd Lane improvements Harris, the … Continue reading

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Neighborhood meeting Wednesday: Todd Lane update

Burleson Heights residents will meet with city representatives on Wednesday to talk about a project that will widen Todd Lane and add bike lanes, sidewalks and a roundabout at the new intersection of Todd, East St. Elmo Road and South … Continue reading

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Riverside-Pleasant Valley intersection temporarily closing

A repaving project on East Riverside Drive will block the intersection with Pleasant Valley Road for about seven days beginning Aug. 12. According to a City of Austin news release, during the project East Riverside will narrow to one lane … Continue reading

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Input sought for highway changes near airport

Highway planners are looking for Southeast Austin neighborhood representatives who are interested in serving on an advisory group on proposed changes to Texas State Highway 71. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority have … Continue reading

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Bridge could get better paths for cyclists, pedestrians

The City of Austin has worked hard to improve infrastructure that helps pedestrians and cyclists safely get around town, but some big gaps in the network remain. With a boardwalk trail that will bring more bike and foot traffic to … Continue reading

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