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Because SpeakUp will not accept any graphics, I have to provide a link. My comments on the CodeNEXT Natural and Built Environment Prescription can be found at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2_qS8rhVYnsSXRNSURVeTVramM
We need multiple bus corridors rrunning east to west.
Most of the highway frontage roads and major commercial roads have speed limits of 55 or more and cars regularly going 60 or 70 across all lanes. This includes the lanes where you have to slow to near zero or start from zero to enter a driveway into a business. I'm sure I'm not the only one that regularly witnesses swerves, near-misses, and perennial back-upped traffic because of this. It makes no sense to have a 65 mph lanes of traffic next to driveways all around town. What I propose is that the outside lane on all these boulevards and frontage roads be limited to 40 mph and clearly painted on the street, so they are for turning, entering, exiting, and merging into and out of the faster lanes.
Free events to help teens learn about how and why it is important to take care of our parks, our water and greenbelt. Why it is important to pick up after their pets, how graffiti cost the city and get them out hiking and exploring our trails😊 Teens seem to be left on their own to entertain themselves, it might take the parents getting involved. It has to. E something fun!! There is soooo much for little kids to do in this city, but not for teenagers.
If you are leaving Walmart headed toward Howard lane on the I-35 access road, and going to Sears you must wait in a long line just to make a u-turn to get to the other side of I-35. We need a lane that exits the access road, and merges on an extra lane of I-35, so you can miss the red light exit onto I-35, then go back off to take the turn-around at Yeager lane. That would cut Dow on a lot of traffic at that light. I believe that a lot of businesses went out of business because that intersection is made the way it is.
Make the intersection at Braker & I-35 2 lanes turning in all directions. People are already doing it now. There is room. It needs to be marked appropriately. Also remove the Islands you recently put. The alignment of the islands are causing people to run over them. This would also cut down on the panhandling. Traffic in this area is bad and will get worse when the new subdivision opens.
Build the pay overpass beside the existing lights. They will pay for themselves with all of the traffic we have. Make them like 183 and Bolm Road overpass. I would gladly pay 50 cents to avoid the long line at the long red light.
.... at the intersection of south Congress & Barton Springs needs paint job...looks a bit old and faded??
Sweep and/or Resurface heavily used bike lanes, such as Guadalupe Street around campus. That route, north and south, is unacceptable and dangerous...like riding a rocky trail.