Red Line Trail
The Austin Public Works Urban Trails Program is developing Red Line Trail as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond. This project will connect Braker Lane and the Capital Metro Kramer Red Line Station to the existing Northern Walnut Creek trail system. The trail location is from Braker Lane to North Walnut Creek Trail along Capital Metro's Red Line.
Project Background & Process
In 2014, the Urban Trails Program identified Red Line Trail as a priority project in the 2014 Urban Trails Plan. The Red Line Trail team starting the planning process for Red Line Trail in Fall 2017.
Keep track of Red Line Trail and other 2016 Mobility Bond projects on Capital Project Explorer. See Red Line Trail on Capital Project Explorer here.
*Anticipated timeline is subject to change based on easement acquisition and ongoing coordination with Capital Metro.
Preliminary Engineering Report
The Red Line Trail Preliminary Engineering Report is now available for review. This report shows the recommended route for Red Line Trail. It also lists topics the City needs to consider to build this trail, such as environmental concerns, wildlife, nearby property ownership, and more.
Read the Red Line Trail PER appendices:
The project team has hosted 2 public meetings.
Public Meeting 1: December 13, 2017
The project team hosted the first public meeting to get community feedback for the Preliminary Engineering Report. This feedback informed the recommendations we presented in February 2019.
Public Meeting 2: February 21, 2019
The project team hosted the second public meeting to share recommendations for Red Line Trail and get feedback.
Red Line Trail includes $2M in funding through the Local Mobility Program of the 2016 Mobility Bond. The Mobility Bond was approved by voters in November 2016. It dedicates $26 million for urban trails with a transportation and mobility purpose.
Share your feedback on Red Line Trail!
Email Carolynn.Calabrese@austintexas.gov to:
- Submit questions and comments about this project
- Request a presentation from the project team for your group or organization
Get updates on Red Line Trail, or stay in the loop with the Urban Trails Program by filling out the form below. (You can also sign up for updates about other Urban Trails projects here.)