After collecting data along each road, staff has determined that the best short-term, feasible improvement to both safety and operation of the streets is to convert the existing two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction with bike lanes. On Little Texas Lane, a center turn lane would also be maintained. This tool is called right-sizing and has been shown to reduce crashes and high-risk speeding, as discussed in the recently released report, Redesigning the Street: A Report on Right-Sizing in Austin, Texas 1999-2014. Staff is currently seeking feedback from the community, especially those that use these streets on a frequent basis.
Little Texas Lane: The public is invited to attend an open house to provide feedback on this proposed project on Wednesday, July 29, from 6-7 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Library Branch, 211 E William Cannon Drive.
Wooten Park Drive: The public is invited to attend an open house to provide feedback on this proposed project on Thursday, July 30, from 6-7 p.m. at the North Village Library Branch, 2505 Steck Avenue.
If you are unable to attend this open house and have questions or comments, please contact Aleksiina Chapman at (512) 974-7834 or Aleksiina.Chapman@austintexas.gov.
Wooten Park Drive existing and proposed cross-sections: