Please note:September 7, 2014 - We have a couple of years of updates being loaded up. Learn all about the latest on the parkway, TxDOT's version (Alternative F), a new FAQ page, and the Austin City Council Resolution calling for TxDOT and CTRMA to evaluate a parkway alternative fairly, according to NEPA law, and more. Check back next week!

Breaking News:August 28, 2014 - Austin City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Parkway Design!
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What is a Parkway?

CAMPO defines a parkway as:

Parkway (PKWY): Parkways are intended primarily for through vehicle traffic traveling at high speeds.� Through travel lanes are similar in characteristics to freeways, however, continuous frontage roads are not provided. Access is provided by grade-separated interchanges and ramps at major crossings. Whenever possible, landscape treatments and scenic easements are provided. Pedestrian and bicycle access is prohibited along the through travel lanes but may be provided through parallel facilities.

parkway view

By this definition, Southwest Parkway is actually a misnomer since it has traffic lights. A better example of a parkway is MoPac between the river and 45th street. Below is another scene typical of parkways, showing a crossover for local access.

parkway view

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Plan now to turn out for the OHAN District 8 Candidates Forum to be held on Wednesday, September 10, ...
Austin City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Parkway Design
On August 28, 2014, The Austin City Council unanimously passed a resolution recommending "that a non-elevated and non- tolled “parkway” ...
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By Bruce Melton, PE (Based on official comments to the NEPA process meeting of August 26, 2014 and delivered to TxDOT/CTRMA ...

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Austin City Council Parkway Resolution : A parkway should be given "full and fair consideration".

Fix 290 Poll : 82% of Southwest Austin residents prefer the parkway.

Fix 290 Noise Report : A parkway will produce 50% LESS noise than TxDOT's elevated design.

Fix 290 Cost Estimate : A parkway would cost about half as much as TxDOT’s latest designs.

Fix 290 Report : Highlights the problems with TxDOT’s plan for the project.

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