Parkfield Drive

The Austin Transportation Department (ATD) and the Austin Public Works Department (PWD) are proposing changes on Parkfield Drive (Mearns Meadow Boulevard to Payton Gin Road) and near Wooldridge Elementary School to enhance safety and mobility for all.
Existing conditions on Parkfield Drive near Payton Gin Road.

Project Background

The Austin Transportation Department (ATD) is evaluating 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 is proposing to improve the bicycle lanes and pedestrian crossings on Parkfield Drive, as well as the crossings in the neighborhood serving Wooldridge Elementary School students. The proposed changes were first identified in the Austin Bicycle PlanSafe Routes to School Infrastructure Reports, and the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan. The proposed 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

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 the entire stakeholder 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

Contact us

For media inquiries, please email Emily Tuttle.
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