Archives for September 2009

Bike Lane And Back-In Parking Coming To W 6th

Bike Lane And Back-In Parking Coming To W 6th

Back-in parking along W 6th is a pilot program for Austin

Back-in parking along W 6th is a pilot program for Austin

[pdf of parking plan]

From the City of Austin, Department of Public Works:

“In coordination with routine street maintenance (road re-surfacing and re-striping), and to improve safety and mobility in the corridor for both motor vehicles and bicycles, the street striping will be reconfigured. In order to reconfigure the street striping some on-street parking will be removed. These modifications are to provide delineated bicycle lanes.

The City’s Public Works Department and Transportation Departments are implementing and improving a bicycle route system, as directed by the Austin City Council per City Ordinance No. 20090611-075 (The Austin Bicycle Plan). W. 6th Street from Lamar Boulevard to Patterson Avenue is a portion of Route 52 of the City of Austin bicycle system.

The new parking restriction will be as follows:

* W 6th St. (Lamar Blvd. to Patterson Ave.) – parking modification is to prohibit parking on both sides of the street in travel lanes and to-be-installed bike lanes.

Additionally, the inset angled parking between 1110 6th St and Blanco St will be converted to back-in angle parking; parking capacity will remain the same. Back-in angle parking provides drivers with improved safety, increased visibility, fewer collisions, and easier loading and unloading, and is compatible with bicycle lanes. This section of W. 6th St, like Dean Keeton St installed in August 2009, will be a pilot project for back-in angle parking in Austin. If the pilot program is unsuccessful, then front-in angle parking will be restored. The inset parallel parking between Harthan St and Winflo Dr, and Lamar Blvd and Baylor St will remain the same.”

Car2Go Spotted In The Wild

Car2Go Spotted In The Wild

This morning while walking to the office I spotted three Car2Go Smart cars parked at 5th & West Ave.  The last sighting was back in May.  Below are some pics…

austin car2go car share

austin car2go car share

car2go in downtown Austin

car2go in downtown Austin

Federal Courthouse Groundbreaking Ceremony

Federal Courthouse Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Dillo Is Dead – For Real This Time

In Fact Daily is reporting that CapMetro’s board has officially killed the Dillo.   Friday, October 2nd, will be the last day of operation.

R.I.P.