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Action Alert: Please Weigh In!

September 14, 2009

Tonight, the City of Austin will be holding an open house for feedback on plans for adding a bike lane on West 6th Street between Lamar and Patterson. Rob D’Amico from the League of Bicycling Voters has indicated some of the merchants in the area are trying to block the plan because 8, count ‘em, 8 parking spaces will be removed to accommodate the bike lane. On street parking will be converted to the angled back-in parking similar to that being done on Dean Keaton. West 6th Street Bike Lane Open House Monday, September 14 6- 7 PM One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road, 3rd Floor Conference Room Your voice is needed in support of this critical piece of infrastructure for the cycling community. If you can’t make it tonight, please email annick.beaudet@ci.austin.tx.us with your words of support or other comments. Direct questions can also be directed to: Jason Fialkoff Jason.Fialkoff@ci.austin.tx.us Neighborhood Connectivity Engineering Associate Department of Public Works City of Austin 512.974.7060

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  1. September 14, 2009 10:11 pm

    The Old West Austin Neighborhood Association (which includes West 6th Street) was informed today of some new changes to the plan that relate mostly to parking on the street. You can check out the update on our web site at http://www.owana.org/news/2009/09/14/west-sixth-bike-lane

    • September 16, 2009 7:21 pm

      That is correct. Thanks to the great folks in Public Works, after discussing with stakeholders they were able to find a way to create more parking spaces so not to reduce the number in front of businesses. Kudos to Annick, Nathan, and Jason for their efforts to gain stakeholder input and make changes that that they are able to without sacrificing the projects.

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