On Thursday May 11, the City of Austin Transportation Department (ATD) hosted two Open Houses to review and discuss scenarios and the preferred recommendation for how to enhance mobility, safety and quality of life along the Guadalupe corridor.
The presentation was composed of several stations with illustrative boards. For those not able to attend, a link to each board is provided here and available for download:
- Existing Conditions for Ped/Bike Activity, Imagine Austin, Land Use, and Transit Service
- Four Tested Scenarios
- The Decision Making Tools for the process
- The Preferred Recommendation showing cross-sections of study area roadways, example intersection layouts, and a 3D rendering of Guadalupe near 21st.
The University of Texas also provided findings from the UT Austin Guadalupe Safety Study and the early safety related implementations from that project. Capital Metro provided a final infographic board to support the current and future transit service in the corridor.
Approximately 80 people attended the meeting and spent quality one-one-one time with the project team members at each station. The presentations and discussions aimed to help participants gain a deeper understanding of existing conditions along the corridor and discuss the recommended solutions that aim at improving the area for pedestrians, bicycles, public transportation, and vehicles.
Over the next few months, the project team will be working with ATD to finalize the plan and prepare a presentation along with the supporting analysis for review by the City of Austin Boards and Commissions.