The City of Austin is collecting input from the community on how they can spend 2016 Mobility Bond funds to create Safe Routes to School. Now is our chance as a Hill community to provide our ideas and show our support for improvements around Hill. Without strong support that money may head elsewhere.
The plan for spending funds is being developed NOW! We need YOU to weigh in! It’s easy! Just open this link,
enter your email address, and click to the map. Use the grey toolbar near the top to locate Hill or shift the map to our corner of Austin. You’ll see lots of dots with described improvements already entered. If you like any of these, show your support by agreeing. If you have additional ideas enter them in. If you walk or bike, enter your route using the ‘Add Route’ tool on the grey toolbar and describe barriers along your route. It is important we show decision-makers safe routes matter to us!
A few ideas already mentioned on the map you can support: 1) Add sidewalks in key missing locations, 2) create additional bike racks near the front and back of the school, 3) create roundabouts at our intersections to reduce dangerous three-point turns around the school, 4) create bike paths along Hyridge, 5) add paint for No Parking designations, 6) raise the intersection of Austin Woods to improve visibility and slow down traffic. Have other ideas? Want to support these ideas? Follow the link above!