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Bergstrom Spur virtual open house is … open

Monday, July 27, 2020 by Tai Moses

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and Austin Public Works’ Urban Trails Program invite the community to attend a new virtual open house “to share input on potential urban trail and transit concepts for the Bergstrom Spur corridor, a former rail line located in south Austin stretching roughly six miles, from Vinson Drive in Southwest Austin to US-183 near Austin Bergstrom International Airport.” Visitors to the open house will find “a video presentation of potential urban trail and transit concepts for the western, central, and eastern segments of the Bergstrom Spur.” Ann Kitchen, Austin Council member and vice chair of the CAMPO Transportation Policy Board, said in a news release, “As an urban trail and possible transit route, this former rail line has so much potential to improve connectivity in South Austin.” Some of the ideas presented so far for the hub include “outdoor exercise stations, landscaping, outdoor art, space for programming/events, outdoor dining spaces, small parklets, and opportunities for small businesses.” The open house, which includes a survey and an opportunity to leave feedback, is the second phase of community outreach for the project and will close on Aug. 14.

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