The purpose of this forum is to invite resident feedback on the YBC Trail: running from the Y at Oak Hill in Southwest Austin to Barton Creek. Please keep in mind that the City has not yet secured funding for construction of this project. The Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) should be complete by December 2015. At that time, the project team will consider resident feedback to determine next steps.
The City of Austin is in preliminary engineering phase of this project. Thus far the team, along with recommendations from the Oak Hills Trails Association, has selected destinations along the route that could benefit from all-ages-and-abilities urban trail. Click here to view a map of the selected destinations. We will use this feedback when developing the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) and during trail design. Our goal is to provide quality projects that the neighborhood will find useful in their daily lives.
In addition to your online feedback, we encourage residents to attend the YBC listening session on July 28, 2015 at the Austin Oaks Church. Click here for more information. This is the first of multiple meetings between the City of Austin and YBC Trail stakeholders. Stay tuned for more dates.
We are asking for your feedback on what the project team should consider when devising the proposed route. The ideal route will takes into consideration your feedback as well as topography, water resources, drainage patterns, floodplains, transportation connectivity, sensitive environmental features, wildlife habitat, trees, and cultural resources.
Speak up, Austin!