Upper Boggy Creek Neighborhood Planning Area’s Top Ten Planning Priorities

Manor Road should become a vibrant neighborhood- and pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use corridor that emphasizes alternative transportation modes. A first step to ensure its future as such is to amend the regional long-range transportation plans. Currently, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and Austin Metropolitan Area Transportation Plans call for widening Manor Road from IH-35 to Cherrywood Road to four lanes by 2025. According to the Austin Metropolitan Area Transportation Plan, the road would need to be widened by an estimated twenty-six feet— thus creating a major arterial road bisecting the planning area. Manor Road should retain its current configuration of two travel lanes, a turn lane and two bicycle lanes from IH-35 to Airport Boulevard.

MLK Boulevard, particularly if it needs to be widened, should not be a barrier between the neighborhoods on the north and south sides of the road. To improve pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorist’s north/south mobility across MLK Boulevard place protected left tun lanes on

• Chicon Street at the intersection of MLK Boulevard
• Chestnut Avenue at the intersection of MLK Boulevard
• Cedar Avenue at the intersection of MLK Boulevard
• Miriam Street at the intersection of MLK Boulevard for traffic from the funeral home, cancer center and L.L. Campbell Elementary School.

Implement traffic calming in the Cherrywood neighborhood with special emphasis placed on Cherrywood Road/Chestnut Road, 38th 1?2 Street, Lafayette, Clarkson, Edgewood and 32nd Streets. 38th 1?2 Street should be downgraded from its present “neighborhood arterial ” designation to “neighborhood collector.”

Reduce traffic speeds along Wilshire Boulevard by striping a pedestrian/bicycle lane on each side of Wilshire Boulevard between the IH- 35 frontage road and Airport Boulevard and connect this bike/pedestrian route with the larger Austin Bikeway routes that intersect or pass near the Wilshire Boulevard corridor and surrounding neighborhoods. (NOTE: The Transportation, Planning and Sustainability Department does not recommend this item be implemented.)

Build the first phase of the Upper Boggy Creek Bikeway along the railroad right-of-way that will link the Boggy Creek Greenbelt at East 12th Street to Hancock Shopping Center at IH-35. This bikeway will provide a safe and dedicated route for bicyclists, rollerbladers, pedestrians, and other non- vehicular forms of transportation.

Improve bicyclist mobility and safety throughout the planning area by striping bicycle lanes along

• Manor Road from Chicon to IH-35
• Cherrywood Road/Chestnut Avenue from MLK to Airport Boulevard
• Lafayette Street from 26th Street/Dean Keeton to East 38th 1?2 Street • 38th 1?2 Street from IH-35 to Airport Boulevard
• 22nd Street from Walnut to Salina Street.

Improve the safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists entering or exiting the Wilshire Wood/Delwood I and Delwood II via Airport Boulevard.

Improve pedestrian mobility and safety throughout the planning area.

• Sidewalk along 22nd Street from L. L. Campbell Elementary School to Alamo Park and Recreation Center to the western edge of the neighborhood.
• Sidewalk along the east side of Cherrywood Road from MLK Boulevard to Patterson Park.
• Sidewalks along Maplewood and Ashwood/Wrightwood to link surrounding residential areas to Maplewood School.
• Sidewalk along Lafayette Road from its intersection with Manor Road/Dean Keeton to 38th 1?2 Street
• Sidewalk along 32nd Street or Edgewood Street from IH-35 to Cherrywood.
• Sidewalk along Clarkson Avenue from Randolph Street to 38th 1/2 Street.

Enhance the Alamo Park and Recreation Center by improving the office space and kitchen facilities, and adding additional multi-purpose rooms,

Replace or upgrade the aging playscape at Patterson Park to promote its use by children of a variety of ages and their parents and make it safely accessible from Wilshire Boulevard.

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