The Domain is part of the North Burnet/Gateway development plan, and as such is governed by a plan that mandates and requires bike and pedestrian access.  So far this has been all lip service and no action.

Three years ago WXNA proposed to The Domain and the COA that an abandoned underpass under Mopac that parallels the train tracks be turned into a bike/ped access point to the Domain.  The COA bike folks embraced the idea, but thus far The Domain has not been forthcoming to develop the pitifully short distance between its fence and the parking lot or to at least remove the fence.

If the management of the Domain can be motivated to do its very small part, and the COA help out with some signage and minor improvements, this access point can be a done deal in months.

Here is a summary of the proposed path (it has a googledoc redirect and loads slow because of images, but lays out the path pretty plainly):

http://tinyurl.com/44lzjvy

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Ryan Leary Lanier almost 6 years ago

Sounds great!

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Javier Bonafont over 5 years ago

any chance of this moving along?

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Javier Bonafont over 5 years ago

Received Terrific News today that the Domain management has signed off on making this happen within the next year!  As part of a rezoning request, diligent city staff at the Neighborhood Connectivity Division of Public Works helped to make sure that this was included as a condition of approval.  A small but great victory for cyclists in our Northern corner!

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Javier Bonafont about 5 years ago

site admins should change this to "Planned"

:-)

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Coa Bicycle Program about 5 years ago

Mr. Bonafont is right. See https://austintexas.icanmakeitbetter.com/all/ideas/add-pedestrian-and-bike-access-to-the-domain-in-northwest-austin for our previous response. I haven't had a chance to go out there in awhile. Can anyone provide us with an update? (Since this is private property, the only leveraging tool we have for amenities such as these is the rezoning, as referenced above.)

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Javier Bonafont almost 5 years ago

Construction here is UNDERWAY!  

The next hurdle is identifying who is responsible for the trail/path upkeep on the southbound mopac frontage road.  Its currently overgrown with weeds about three feet tall.  Also, a few small signs indicating the path's existence would be nice to get at some point once its done.

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