Road safety 

Austin has grown immensely in recent years, and Southwest Austin has been in need of infrastructure to keep up with the growth.

 

Here’s what I’ve been delivering to ensure safe roads for vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians:

 

  • Safe Routes to school and better sidewalks, including a new shared use path on Slaughter and Barstow near Gorzycki Middle School.

 

  • New crosswalks and hybrid beacons at Circle C Metro Park, the intersection of Davis and Latta, and at the Spyglass trailhead.

 

  • Stop signs and speed humps at various intersections throughout Southwest Austin, as well as solar-powered dynamic speed signs in Lost Creek.

 

  • Lowered speed limits on Slaughter, Brodie, Convict Hill, Escarpment, Old Bee Cave Road, and many others.

 

  • New bike lanes around Southwest Austin and the city in general. 

 

  • Fixing substandard streets - and re-paving Southwest Parkway!

  • Created the Healthy Streets program, which allowed neighbors to close residential streets to through traffic and encourage biking and walking. This is expanding to Living Streets complete with Block Parties and Play Streets.