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City proposes widening section of Boggy Creek Trail

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by Tai Moses

Pedestrians and bicycles aren’t very compatible when it comes to sharing trails through town. What walker hasn’t had the experience of being startled by a cyclist speeding by, and what cyclist hasn’t nearly knocked over a pedestrian who ambled into her path? That’s why the great minds at Austin Public Works and Austin Transportation are partnering with the Parks and Recreation Department to propose changes to the Boggy Creek Trail that will safely separate pedestrians from cyclists and those using other wheeled devices. The plan is to build a new 12-foot-wide paved trail adjacent to the existing 6-foot sidewalk from Rosewood Avenue to East 12th Street. The community is invited to see the preliminary design and offer feedback at the project open house on Wednesday, July 10, from 6-7 p.m. at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave St. There’s more information on the project website and the comment period will be open until Aug. 11.

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