Shared Use Paths
The Mobility Authority is committed to implementing multi-modal, pedestrian friendly facilities that enhance quality of life for the region. Part of this commitment includes the design and implementation of Shared Use Paths into its expressway projects whenever possible. Two Shared Use Paths are currently open along 183A and the Manor Expressway. In addition, the Mobility Authority is constructing an additional 3 miles of shared use path as part of the MoPac Improvement Project and is making many other bicycle and pedestrian improvements as part of the project.
183A Shared Use Path
The Mobility Authority constructed a shared use path that runs alongside the 183A toll road and stretches from South Brushy Creek northward to Hero Way. The path is an integral component of a developing network of trails that provides connections between the communities of Cedar Park, Austin and Leander. The first 2.2-mile section of the 10-foot wide concrete path between South Brushy Creek and RM 1431 opened in September 2011. A parking area and trailhead that connects with Williamson County's Brushy Creek Regional Trail is located off the 183A frontage road south of Brushy Creek Road/Cypress Creek Road. The second phase of the shared use path between RM 1431 and Hero Way opened in conjunction with the construction of phase two of 183A in early 2013.
Manor Expressway Shared Use Path
The Mobility Authority built a 5-mile shared use path along the south side of the Manor Expressway frontage road from the US 183 interchange to east of SH 130. The 10-foot wide path is separated from the road and allows for safe pedestrian and bicycle travel in the Manor Expressway corridor.
The path opened in May 2014.