District 1 Safe Routes to School Projects
The 2016 Mobility Bond provides $2.75 million to each Austin City Council district for Safe Routes to School improvements. Through the Mobility Bond, Austin Public Works’ Safe Routes to School Program is identifying and developing high priority projects to help students walk and bike to schools across District 1.
District 1 Infrastructure Report
In order to learn more about needed projects, Safe Routes to School created an Infrastructure Report for each City Council district. The reports list and rank projects to help students walk and bike to elementary and middle schools within that district.
See the final Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Report for Austin City Council District 1 here. This report includes project recommendations and maps throughout this district.
District 1 Project Recommendations and Updates
As of December 31, 2020, Safe Routes to School has completed 9 projects in District 1. Safe Routes will reach out to neighbors and school communities as projects move forward.
See the table below for project recommendations at District 1 schools.
About Project Recommendations
From November 2017 through July 2019, Safe Routes connected with parents, neighbors, and schools to learn about needed projects in this district.
Our team gathered feedback through:
- Walk audits of each school, where the team got a firsthand look at the challenges students face while traveling to and from school. These were conducted throughout the week of November 6, 2017.
- A public meeting on Tuesday December 5, 2017.
- Comments provided in our interactive online map from November 2017 through mid-April 2019.
- An online survey about the draft District 1 Infrastructure Report from July 8-28, 2019.
Project Selection Process
Safe Routes used community feedback to create a list of recommended projects for District 1. Then, the team developed a “matrix” tool to rank projects by benefit and need, connectivity, and cost.
Safe Routes plans to continue updating these reports every five years, depending on future funding.
Get Updates from Safe Routes to School!
Stay in the loop with the Safe Routes to School Program by filling out the form below. (You can also sign up for updates in other districts here.)