The City of Austin Transportation Department is hosting a series of stakeholder meetings, to gather input on its corridor study. The study only looks at 5 corridors, and one of those is the North Lamar.
Crestview United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall
1300 Morrow Street, Thursday, January 19, 2012
10:00 am-7:00 pm
Three things you need to know:
1. They need to hear from the community. This is your chance to say what you love or hate about North Lamar, and what needs to be fixed.
2. In February, the recommendations from this study will be taken to City Council. There will then be a bond put forth for a 2012 election. In the past, North Austin has been short-changed on these bonds - but this time the bond will be on 5 corridors and two of those are Burnet and North Lamar. Hopefully THIS time we will get a more equal share of the money.
3. Many of the issues we have with North Lamar stem from the fact that the road does not belong to the City. It is a Texas highway, run by TxDot. They gave South Lamar to the city years ago, and recently relinquished Airport to the city as well. We are hoping that through this study, North Lamar will get the same treatment. TxDot has no idea how to effectively manage a road in a residential area - and it shows.
All of this depends on one thing - our community deciding to be involved. As you can imagine, having good attendance at this meeting is crucial to insisting the City takes this study seriously. Please try to be there - and please pass the word along to others.
Please click on the links below to download their documents:
Lamar & Burnet Fact Sheet - English
Lamar & Burnet Fact Sheet - Spanish
Lamar & Burnet Questionnaire - Spanish
Lamar & Burnet Questionnaire - English Side A
Lamar & Burnet Questionnaire - English Side B