St. Johns Avenue from North Lamar Boulevard to Berkman Drive
Whether you drive, roll, or walk, the Austin Transportation Department (ATD) works to improve your transportation options. ATD is evaluating St. Johns Avenue from North Lamar Boulevard to Berkman Drive for changes to enhance the safety and mobility of everyone who uses the street.
Funding for this project is available from the 2016 Mobility Bond’s Bikeways and Safe Routes to School programs, the 2018 Bond Pedestrian Crossing program, and Capital Metro.
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Project Open House
ATD welcomes your ideas! Feedback from the people who use the street often results in project outcomes that better reflect community needs. A preliminary design will be available at the project open house along with the project team to answer your questions.
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Swing by anytime!)
Place: Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center
All open house materials will be available online beginning February 25, 2020. The comment period for this project will close on March 29, 2020.
Project Background and Goals
Austin Transportation is proposing protected bicycle lanes and improved pedestrian crossings on St. Johns Avenue. The proposed changes were identified from recommendations in the Austin Bicycle Plan, Safe 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 safety for people walking and crossing the street to school, transit stops, or other destinations.
- Establish a link in a broader, planned east-west route for people of all ages and bicycling abilities from St. Johns Avenue to Far West Boulevard.
Proposed changes include:
- Upgrading existing painted bicycle lanes to protected bicycle lanes. This project proposes to remove the center turn lane in sections with lower turn volumes to create space for the protected bicycle lanes. This proposal would keep the center turn lane where higher turn volumes exist.
- Adding parking restriction signs to prevent parking in bicycle lanes.
- Improvements to pedestrian crossings along St. Johns Avenue at Northcrest Boulevard, Webb Middle School, Roland Johnson Drive, Bethune Avenue, Providence Avenue, Meador Avenue, and Grand Canyon Drive.
- Possible consolidation of bus stops to improve transit operations, locating stops closer to proposed pedestrian crossings.
- Connection to future improvements at the St. Johns Avenue and North Lamar Boulevard intersection as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond-funded Intersection Safety/Vision Zero improvement project. Learn more about this project at AustinTexas.gov/2016BondIntersections
Please submit questions, comments or feedback via email or phone by March 29 to the project designer:
Email Eric Virag or call (512) 974-7824
Favor de enviar sus preguntas o comentarios por correo electrónico o por teléfono antes del 29 de marzo a:
Sophia Benner (512) 974-7853
For media inquiries, email Sam Haynes or call (512) 974-7724