Traffic Calming (February 2018 update)

In 2013, for both the North Lamar and the Georgian Acres neighborhood planning areas, the neighborhood team identified traffic calming as the top priority for the city’s capital budget. In 2015, stakeholders throughout the area prioritized traffic calming to Councilman Casar for the city’s “quarter cent funds”. In 2017, the city began installation.

We have the following streets in various stages of the process:

  • Georgian, Powell to Home
    The last set of white plastic sticks will be installed when the sidewalk construction is out of the way. There will not be a set of humps just south of the bridge, because it would be so close to the house there.
  • 14A-0012 W Elliott
    Elliott is scheduled for installation early this year. Great job, Brooke and Julia!
  • 13B-0022 Beaver
    Thanks, Jeremy! Beaver is scheduled for installation early this year.
  • 14A-0036 North Creek, Rundberg to Rock Hollow
    North Creek is scheduled for installation by April. Thanks, Rolando!
  • 16B-0059 E Powell Georgian to IH35 frontage road
    Thanks, Jeremy! Powell Ln met the eligibility criteria, but didn’t quite complete the petition with signatures from the owner or resident of each property. Right now, the city is revising their process for demonstrating community support. We don’t know yet if we will have to start over from scratch, or just finish off this petition.
  • 12B-0004 Applegate, North Lamar to Brownie
    Applegate meets the eligibility criteria. The first application for Applegate expired without being funded. The city has not yet provided the petition form for the second application.
  • 13A-0050 Wonsley, Purnell to Gessner
    Wonsley met the eligibility requirements, but did not complete the petition with signatures from an owner or resident of each property. This request has expired and needs to be resubmitted.
  • 14B-0023 Oriole
    Oriole met the eligibility requirements, but did not complete the petition with signatures from an owner or resident of each property. This request has expired and needs to be resubmitted. Thank you, Sherry.
  • Brownie, Diamondback to the park
    Residents are ready to apply when the city reopens the application process.
  • 14A-0008 East Dr
    East Dr met the eligibility requirements, but residents on the street decided not to continue with the step of submitting signatures to the city. This application has expired. Thanks, Beverly!
  • 16B-0041 Deen
    Deen met the eligibility requirements. However, the resident who submitted the request for traffic calming decided not to continue to the next step of gathering signatures from each property. This request will expire in fall 2018. Thanks, Pat (with an assist from Lyn).
  • 13A-0049 Purnell, 183 to Wonsley
    Did not meet speeding criteria. There are roughly 1000 cars per day, but the 85th percentile speeds were only 26.5 & 29, with a 30mph limit.

Complete information about the city’s Local Area Traffic Management (traffic calming) program

Neighborhood Plan Recommendation 79: Conduct a traffic-calming study to determine possible design changes to the street network to facilitate traffic flow and reduce hazards throughout the neighborhood. If warranted, implement the recommendation(s) from the traffic-calming study.

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Minutes Called meeting / reunión llamada Jan 15, 2018

Highlights: Kristine Stiphany, architect, led a discussion of the proposed Brownie park design principles and a walk-through of the park.

Aspectos destacados: Kristine Stiphany, arquitecta, dirigió una discusión sobre los principios propuestos para el diseño del parque Brownie y un recorrido por el parque.

Complete draft minutes

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2017 in pictures / 2017 en fotos

New in 2017 / Nuevos de 2017

Chinatown Year of the Rooster Celebration

Photo by John Anderson
ICE Protests

Under the Bridge

Brownie-Longspur connection

TA Brown at 400 Cooper Dr

An Entire Album of Nothing but Speed Humps

It’s My Park Day at Georgian Acres Neighborhood Park

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In the news / Noticias 2017

Media mentions of North Lamar/Georgian Acres people and businesses in Austin TX. Las medias mencionan la gente y los negocios de North Lamar/Georgian Acres in Austin TX.

December 24, 2017
Audit: Neighborhood centers out of reach for most low-income residents [Including the North Lamar/Rundberg area]

December 20, 2017
Four Of Texas’ Most Dangerous Roads For Pedestrians In Austin [including Rundberg Ln and I35, and N Lamar Blvd]

December 19, 2017
Austin sees drop in crashes at dangerous intersections [including North Lamar Blvd and Rundberg Ln]

December 10, 2017
Police: Man arrested with more than 500 grams of meth

December 7, 2017
BANK ROBBERY: Man robbed Wells Fargo branch in North Austin, police say

December 3, 2017
Man dead in N. Lamar scooter collision

November 21, 2017
Dangerous by Design: Poor Planning Puts Austin Pedestrian Safety at Risk [including N Lamar Blvd]

November 18, 2017
Austin residents chime in on ideas for Brownie Neighborhood Park

November 13, 2017
AISD moves to rename remaining schools with Confederate ties by August [including Lanier HS and Reagan HS]

November 6, 2017
Víctima de tiroteo en Austin habla con Telemundo sobre la pesadilla que vivió
Police charge suspect with 4 assault counts after North Austin rampage

November 3, 2017
Donut shirt-wearing suspect robs north Austin bank

October 31 – November 6, 2017
VERDICT: JonCasey Rowell convicted of murder in Monica Loera’s death
Defendant in transgender woman’s shooting death to claim self-defense

October 4, 2017
Best Street Tacos in Austin [including El Mariachi, 408 E Rundberg Ln]

September 22, 2017
Founding CEO of Austin public company [Citizens Inc.] remembered as inspiring leader, selfless philanthropist

September 15, 2017
First-ever indoor swiftwater rescue training facility opens in Austin

August 22, 2017
T.A. Brown students find new home at Barrington Elementary
AISD Students from closed campus back together again

August 17, 2017
Prostitution sting nets 7 arrests in north Austin

August 7, 2017
Retiree claims he was drugged, forced to withdraw $20k

July 31, 2017
Try chamoy and other authentic Mexican treats at Mango King Loncheria in North Austin

July 24, 2017
TxDOT: Cap Metro must pay to put buses on future I-35 toll lanes [with a Rundberg station]

July 20, 2017
Kevin Durant surprises children at IDEA Rundberg, invests in Austin

July 7, 2017
11 years later: Roxanne Paltauf’s disappearance
What happened to Roxanne Paltauf?
Austin family still searches for missing teen 11 years later

June 27, 2017
Transgender women among those targeted by north Austin sex assault suspect

June 16, 2017
VIDEO: Driver fights with homeless man in Austin traffic

June 8, 2017
The quiet, money-making giant of Austin’s business scene [Citizens Inc]

May 2017
Life on Foot: An investigation of pedestrian life in everyday urban

May 23, 2017
Austin Police concerned school portables will bring crime

April 28, 2017
Police: Austin Top Offender caught driving wrong way in stolen car

April 4, 2017
Austin re-times dozens of signals to keep traffic moving (Georgian and 183)

March 31, 2017
SWAT situation ends in north Austin

March 12, 22, 2017
Police identify pedestrian who died from injuries in N. Austin crash

February 25, 2017
Oakwood BBQ restaurant now open on East Braker Lane

February 23, 2017
Father, 21, charged in connection with death of 16-month-old son

February 15, 2017
Murder charges dropped against Austin woman who stabbed attacker

February 10-13, 2017
Estudiantes protestan en contra de las detenciones realizadas por ICE
Austin-area high school students walk out of class to protest ICE
APD unit burned during ICE protest
ICE Protests (photo gallery)
Protesters Take To North Austin Streets In Protest Of Bolstered Local ICE Enforcement
“Irrefutable” (El Mundo video)

February 5, 2017
Austin’s Chinatown Center rings in ‘Year of the Rooster’

January 20, 2017
In Memory of Vicki L. McCall

January 18, 2017
13 displaced after North Austin triplex fire, AFD says

January 14, 2017
Police investigating shooting in North Austin

January 3, 2017
Man dies in roll over crash on North Lamar Blvd.

2016 news / Noticias de 2016

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DRAFT minutes Regular quarterly meeting / reunión trimestral Nov 12, 2017


  • Introductions and welcome of new members
  • Discussion of traffic calming and other safety projects in progress.
  • Update on Brownie park and grow zone development, with a  vote to move forward to apply for grants. Handout

Complete DRAFT minutes

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Got Books? / ¿Tienes libros?

As part of the Texas Book Festival, authors and illustrators of children’s books visited our schools last week.
Como parte de la Festival del Libro de Texas, autores e ilustradores de libros para niños visitaron nuestras escuelas la semana pasada.

At Walnut Creek Elementary, students met with these “Reading Rock Stars”:
En la Primaria Walnut Creek, los estudiantes se reunieron con estas “estrellas del rock de lectura”:

  • I Love You Like a Pig, words by Mac Barnett / Te amo como un cerdo, palabras de Mac Barnett
  • White Stars, illustrated by Kadir Nelson / Estrellas blancas, ilustradas por Kadir Nelson
  • The Youngest Marcher, Cynthia Levinson / El Marchista más joven, Cynthia Levinson
  • My Brigadista Year, Katherine Paterson / Mi año brigadista, Katherine Paterson

TA Brown students hosted these Reading Rock Stars at their school. On the weekend, they visited the Texas Book Festival at the state capitol grounds, where they introduced Ms Martinez for her reading:
Los estudiantes de TA Brown organizaron estas estrellas de Reading Rock en su escuela. El fin de semana, visitaron el Texas Book Festival en el recinto del capitolio estatal, donde presentaron a la Sra. Martínez para su lectura:

  • La Princesa and the Pea, Juana Martinez / The Princess y el guisante, Juana Martínez
  • I’m Just No Good at Rhyming, Chris Harris / No soy bueno para la rima, Chris Harris

word door at Barrington Elementary
Meanwhile, Barrington students made a word door from their recent reading.
Mientras tanto, los estudiantes de Barrington hicieron una “puerta de palabras” de su reciente lectura.

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