A $720 million mobility bond package has been proposed for the voters in November. The proposal includes transferring control of North Lamar Boulevard and other TxDOT-maintained streets to the City of Austin. This would make it easier to complete the necessary stormwater infrastructure, and then the safety improvements we’ve prioritized.
The proposed bond package also includes at least $35 million for North Lamar Blvd, and millions more for city-wide programs including sidewalks, bike lanes, intersection improvements, and routine repairs of streets and bridges.
This is a big decision about a lot of money! City Council intends to discuss it:
- Tuesday, June 14 at 2pm at their Mobility Committee
- Thursday, June 16 at their regular meeting
- Thursday, June 23 at their regular meeting
You can sign up to speak at any of those meetings. You can also call or email the Mayor and Councilmembers.
Many of your neighbors have spoken about issues such as the large number of school children who have to cross Lamar, difficulty of bus stop access for people with disabilities, traffic safety and congestion, and the opportunities of our international business district. We can continue to let our city decisionmakers see the fabulous variety of people who live, work, go to school, and own businesses along our street, and hear why North Lamar improvements matter to each of us.
Learn more about the North Lamar Boulevard safety improvements proposed in the 2011 mobility corridor study, including raised medians, complete sidewalks, improved intersections, street trees, and pedestrian crosswalks.
Recommendation 75: Construct Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps at all intersections with sidewalks.
Recommendation 78: Place benches and/or shelters at Capital Metro bus stops.
Objective T.6: Improve the safety of pedestrians traveling along North Lamar Boulevard.
Objective T.13: Provide transportation alternatives to those who live, work, or visit.
Objective T.8: Improve traffic flow along North Lamar Boulevard.