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Shoal Creek draft plan released

Thursday, January 28, 2021 by Tai Moses

The draft of the Cypress & Shoal Creek Public Space Strategy has been released, and Shoal Creek Conservancy and the Downtown Austin Alliance are looking for public feedback. The plan, according to a news release from the conservancy, “is intended to enhance the area around 3rd Street and Shoal Creek through better bikeways, new trail connections and pedestrian plazas connected by urban greenery.” Dewitt Peart, president and CEO of the Downtown Austin Alliance, explained that the area “is the gateway to significant communal and cultural spots, including the Central Library and the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. To ensure that all Austinites can visit these places, we must make it easier and safer to reach by foot, bike or bus, as well as make it simpler to navigate once you have arrived.” Ivey Kaiser, executive director of Shoal Creek Conservancy, added that the plan “is a great opportunity to complete the east-west LAB connection, where there is currently a major gap, and improve the overall trail network. The opportunity for relaxation and the connection to wildlife, the creek and the rehabilitated trestle is another game-changer for this part of downtown Austin.” Explore the draft designs and leave your input here.

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