Cherrywood Neighborhood Bikeways

Austin Transportation is evaluating Wilshire Boulevard, Cherrywood Road, and Schieffer Avenue as a neighborhood bikeway project. This bikeway would help connect the All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Network between IH-35, Airport Blvd, and E 38th ½ St. The proposed project design aligns with recommendations from the Austin Bicycle Plan and the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan

Funding for this project has been identified from the 2016 Mobility Bond Bikeways and Sidewalks Programs. 

Project updates

illustrated map of project limits associated with different construction phases
June 2021: Construction begins 
Construction of the project will occur in three phases between 2021 and 2024.  Austin Transportation will begin construction this month on Phase 1 improvements:  
  • New and modified speed management devices and markings along Schieffer Avenue and Cherrywood Road and at one location on Wilshire Boulevard. 
  • New flex post pinch point on Cherrywood Road at Boggy Creek.
  • Striping and flex posts on Wilshire Boulevard to create a ramp connection to a future shared use path along the northbound IH-35 frontage road.
  • At the "triangle" intersection of Wilshire Boulevard, Cherrywood Road, and Schieffer Avenue: 
    • Two new flex post crossing islands on the north and east sides of the Cherrywood Road and Schieffer Avenue intersection.
    • A new crosswalk across Cherrywood Road at Wilshire Boulevard.
    • Relocation of a stop sign on Schieffer Avenue closer to the intersection with Cherrywood Road.
January 2021: Updated design moves to implementation
After reviewing all community feedback, the project team has updated the design and is continuing to move the project forward to implementation. Design updates include: 
  • Two new pedestrian crossing islands for crossing Cherrywood Road and Schieffer Avenue, connecting to existing sidewalks.
  • Relocation of the stop sign at Schieffer Avenue at Cherrywood Road closer to the intersection.
  • A rain garden at Wildwood Road and Wilshire Avenue.
  • In coordination with Watershed Protection, a new pinch point design using rain gardens will provide pre-filtration of stormwater entering Boggy Creek, improving water quality and removing contaminants in local waterways, as well as slowing roadway speeds by allowing only one vehicle to pass at a time. 
Implementation of the project will occur in phases and is anticipated to begin by spring 2021.
June 2020: Updated design
After reviewing community feedback, the project team updated the proposed project design. Read the June 2020 stakeholder email.
Fall 2019: Project open house and survey
The project team debuted the initial proposed design at an open house at Maplewood Elementary School in September 2019. Read the fall 2019 stakeholder email.

The initial comment period was open from Tuesday, September 24 through Sunday, October 27, 2019. 

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For questions about the project, email Dylan Johnstone or call 512-974-7021.
For media inquiries, email Emily Smith or call 512-974-8000.
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