Shared Use Paths

The Mobility Authority incorporates bicycle and pedestrian accommodations into our projects

Yes, the Mobility Authority builds roads. But more importantly, we’re committed to keeping Central Texas moving and to building a future that protects quality of life for our community. This commitment is why we also design, construct, and implement multi-modal, pedestrian and cyclist friendly facilities like Shared Use Paths (SUP), sidewalks, and cross-street connections as part of every project whenever feasible. We know that Central Texans thrive on the outdoors; our sustainable, multi-modal mobility transportation options are intended to enhance the experience for all who use our facilities. More than 70 lanes miles are in place or planned. See below to download a Fact Sheet about our commitment to bicycle and pedestrian accommodations across the region.

SHARED USE PATHS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

183 South is the largest local roadway project in Central Texas ever led by a local entity. And we’re not just laying pavement. More than $25 million will be spent on building new bicycle and pedestrian enhancements, our largest investment to date for these types of multimodal facilities. The project will preserve the Montopolis Steel Truss Bridge, originally built in 1938, by transforming the historic landmark into a bicycle and pedestrian bridge that connects to a brand new trailhead at the Colorado River.

183 South Shared Use Path

  • The project includes 10 miles of shared use path, including pedestrian bridge crossings.
  • It also adds seven miles of 6-foot-wide sidewalks and 16 miles of 5-foot-wide bike lanes
  • Major trailheads at the YMCA and Boggy Creek will connect with the existing Southern Walnut Creek Hike and Bike Trail
  • Pedestrian bridge crossings over US 183 will be located near Manor Road/Springdale Road, 51st Street, and Bolm Road.
  • Planned improvements provide connections to the 290 Toll and 71 Toll SUP facilities, as well as the Lance Armstrong Bikeway and the Walnutr Creek Trail.

71 Toll Lane Shared Use Path

  • The project includes a five-mile shared use path that is separated from the roadway and two miles of new sidewalk
  • Improvements will connect to bicycle and pedestrian facilities under development as part of the 183 South Project and the Travis County Onion Creek Greenway Trail

MoPac Express Lane Shared Use Path

  • The project includes a three-mile,10-foot-wide shared use path, separated from the roadway
  • Two miles of the shared use path run on the west side of the roadway from the Walnut Creek Trail to the north end of Loop 360
  • One mile crosses through the US 183 interchange and links Shoal Creek Boulevard to Neils Thompson Drive
  • The project also includes four miles of new sidewalk, curb ramps and pedestrian signal heads along the frontage roads between Parmer Lane and Anderson Lane
  • The project improves east/west connections at 13 MoPac cross streets, including ADA improvements, sidewalk extensions and added bike lanes

SH 45SW Shared Use Path

  • The project includes a 4.5 mile, 10-foot-wide shared use path that extends from Escarpment Boulevard to FM 1626     
  • The shared use path will be separated from the roadway, located between the toll lanes and the edge of the right-of-way
  • The path will connect to the Hill Country Conservancy’s future Violet Crown Trail

SHARED USE PATHS OPEN TO TRAFFIC

183A Toll Brushy Creek Trailhead & 183A Toll Shared Use Path

  • A seven-mile shared use path borders the 183A facility from South Brushy Creek to Hero Way
  • The 10-foot-wide facility is separated from the roadway, allowing cyclists and pedestrians to travel the corridor safely
  • The facility includes a trailhead, as well as a pedestrian bridge that crosses Brushy Creek to connect with Williamson County’s Brushy Creek Regional Trail

290 Toll Shared Use Path

  • A five-mile shared use path borders the south side of the 290 Toll General Purpose Lane from the US 183 interchange to east of SH 130
  • The facility includes a dedicated shared use path bridge at the Walnut Creek Tributary
  • The 10-foot-wide shared use path is separated from the roadway, allowing cyclists and pedestrians to travel the corridor safely
  • An additional five miles of new sidewalks were constructed as part of the project
  • The project also accommodated connections to the future Walnut Creek and 183 South shared use paths.

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