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Tag Archives: Urban Trails Master Plan

Project Catalyst and Country Club Creek Trail: An 'inopportune' overlap

At the same meeting of the Environmental Commission where citizens aired their concerns about the Northern Walnut Creek Trail, commissioners had questions about the Country Club Creek Trail off of Riverside Drive. Commissioners wanted to know how plans for the…

Public expresses concern about Urban Trails causing erosion

In 2014, the city of Austin approved an Urban Trails Master Plan that laid out the path forward to construct 300 miles of non-motorized trails throughout the city. Five years later, construction is well underway, but community members have raised…

Bike Austin hopes to break cycle of inequity, congestion

Advocates of two-wheeled and two-footed transportation alternatives are building momentum in their campaign to put millions of dollars in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements on the November ballot. More than a dozen people testified in favor of funding the city…

Council approves Urban Trails Master Plan

It was a rough road for the Urban Trails Master Plan, but after a few tweaks, City Council embraced the proposal last week. Council members voted 7-0 to approve the master plan after hearing nearly an hour’s worth of public…

Featured Collection: Austin Energy 2022 rate case

Austin Energy ramps up outreach for proposed rate changes

Austin Energy has entered the public hearing phase of its base rate review process, following its proposal to raise service costs. The monthslong dialogue with stakeholders and city staff, slated for resolution by City Council in November, has surfaced predictable…

Urban Trails Master Plan continues to face opposition

The city’s Urban Trails Master Plan continued to come under fire at City Council’s last meeting. The plan, which comes out of a 2008 Council resolution, proposes a network of paved “urban trails” that will allow residents, particularly bicyclists and those…

Short-handed Planning Commission fails to endorse bicycle, trails plans

A depleted city Planning Commission was unable to approve either a new city Bicycle Master Plan or an Urban Trails Master Plan last month. Though a majority of commissioners present (four) voted to approve the Bicycle Master Plan, a no…

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