Parkfield Drive

The Austin Transportation (ATD) and Austin Public Works (PWD) are making changes on Parkfield Drive (Mearns Meadow Boulevard to Payton Gin Road) and near Wooldridge Elementary School to enhance safety and mobility for all.
photograph of a person biking in a painted bike lane alongside car traffic on Parkfield Drive

Project Background

ATD evaluated Parkfield Drive from Mearns Meadow Boulevard to Payton Gin Road for changes to enhance the safety and mobility of everyone who uses these streets. 
ATD will upgrade the bicycle lanes and pedestrian crossings on Parkfield Drive and improve nearby crossings around Wooldridge Elementary School and along Payton Gin Road. The proposed changes were first identified in the Austin Bicycle PlanSafe Routes to School Infrastructure Reports, and the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan. The changes are expected to: 
  • Improve predictability and safety for everyone using the street by providing protected space for people bicycling of all ages and abilities.
  • Improve comfort and safety for people walking and crossing the street to get to school, transit stops, parks, or other neighborhood destinations.

Project Updates

May 2021: Phase 1 installation begins
The first phase of project construction will occur between Payton Gin Road and Rundberg Lane, following recent resurfacing. ATD will install new markings, buttons and flex posts to create protected bike lanes, left turn pockets, high-visibility crosswalks and pedestrian crossing islands. Read the stakeholder email update.
February 2021: Project moves to implementation
Thank you to everyone who participated in the summer 2020 public process for this project. After reviewing community feedback, the project team has updated the design and is moving the project forward to implementation. Read entire stakeholder email update.
May 2020: Virtual Open House
Thank you to everyone who shared their comments for this project. The comment period was open from May 18 - June 14. Review the information presented:
March 2020: Open House Canceled
In response to the increasing concerns and fluidity of the COVID-19 situation, we've canceled our March 24 open house. For more information and resources on the City’s response to COVID-19, visit AustinTexas.gov/COVID19.

Contact us

If you have questions about the project, please email the project designer Ella Ryan or call (512) 974-7133. 
For media inquiries, please email 2016bond@austintexas.gov or call (512) 974-8000.
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