Steven Zettner [Email address: %20szettner #AT# austin.rr.com - replace #AT# with @ ]

Please, if you have a moment, send a quick email to Dan.Dargevics [Email address: Dan.Dargevics #AT# CampoTexas.org - replace #AT# with @ ] before March 1 expressing support for the following projects that will help provide alternative forms of transportation in North Central Austin:

  • Burnet sidewalks – ADA-compliant sidewalks from Koenig to 183.
  • Rail with Trails – bike/ped trails along the city's Leander-downtown commuter rail line, would allow bicycles to get across town with a minimun of unsafe street crossings.
  • Bus/Rapid Transit N Lamar/S Congress
  • Bus/Rapid Transit Burnet/S Lamar
  • Bicycle Infrastructure Improvements (city-wide)
  • Bicycle, Shared Path, Connected Trails and Sidewalk Project (city-wide)

These are among the thousands of infrastructure projects being submitted for federal funding this year. Council Member Sheryl Cole estimated that only 20-30% of the projects from Austin will get funded. Demonstrating strong grass roots support can't hurt.

North Central Austin within the boundaries of 2222-Mopac-183-I35 has a population of 32,000 residents. Over the coming two decades another 16,000 are expected to be added. If all of those new residents contribute 5 vehicle trips a day to the area's fixed street capacity, our neighborhoods will be swamped. Alternative transportation projects like these are our best hope of preserving safe and accessible streets for all residents.

You can also demonstrate support by voting for some of these projects on StimulusWatch.org.