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Lady Bird Lake Trail Boardwalk Expansion

  1. 1. BOARDWALK TRAIL AT LADY BIRD LAKE TEXAS TRAILS AND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE 2/3/2012CITY OF AUSTINPUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT Austin’s Groundbreaking Team Your Department with a Heart!
  2. 2. Agenda1.  Orientation2.  Project Summary3.  Design Standards4.  Sections of the Trail5.  Shade Structures6.  Restrooms7.  Recent Revisions8.  Benefit/Cost Analysis9.  Questions Your Department with a Heart!
  3. 3. THE BUTLER TRAIL AT LADY BIRD LAKE• Sample Text - Sample Text • Sample Text Your Department with a Heart!
  4. 4. PROJECT SUMMARY•  Objective – Safe, attractive, multi-use trail link•  Timeline •  City design began 8/08 w/public input •  Preliminary alignment approved by Council 3/09 •  Final design and permitting currently underway •  Bidding to start 12/26/11 •  Construction to begin in 2012; completed late 2013•  A joint effort of Parks and Recreation and Public WorksDepartments•  Construction funding from 2010 Mobility Bond and TheTrail Foundation
  5. 5. DESIGN STANDARDS•  Current Trail Conditions •  Various widths 8’-20’ •  Not continuous - gaps•  Dividing Line •  A mixed-use trail with mixed traffic •  Prescribed width•  Connecting East and West Austin•  Detour Placement
  6. 6. KIT OF PARTS•  20’ long x 14’ wide deck section on 24” dia.•  Concrete piers & steel structure•  Textured and integrally colored concrete deck•  Galvanized handrail & lighting•  Etched centerline
  7. 7. SKYLINE SEGMENT Your Department with a Heart!
  8. 8. WEST END OF THE BOARDWALK TRAIL
  9. 9. BLUNN INTERSECTION
  10. 10. UNDER IH-35
  11. 11. BOARDWALK FROM IH-35
  12. 12. EAST END OF THE BOARDWALK TRAIL
  13. 13. BOARDWALK AT BREAKERS WEST TOWARDS IH-35
  14. 14. SHADE STRUCTURE
  15. 15. BIRD’S EYE VIEW AT THE BREAKERS
  16. 16. LAKESHORE PLAZA – PLAN VIEW
  17. 17. RESTROOM AT LAKESHORE
  18. 18. KEY DESIGN IMPROVEMENTS•  LED lighting in handrail•  Dashed centerline divider and regulatory signs•  Accessible parking nearby•  TTF Recognition panels at Lakeshore landscape feature
  19. 19. NEXT STEPS•  Final permit review•  Bid/Award•  Construction•  Forecast Usage
  20. 20. BENEFIT/COST ANALYSIS http://www.bicyclinginfo.org/bikecost/index.cfm
  21. 21. BENEFIT/COST ANALYSIS Inputs: •  Mid-Year Construction – 2013 •  Off-Street Bicycle Trail •  1.2% Bicycle Modal Split •  2140 m in length
  22. 22. BENEFIT/COST ANALYSISDemand In a 1.5 mile (2400 m) radius around the proposed facility Low Estimate Mid Estimate High EstimateExisting Cyclists 502 5958 8962New Commuters 220 2024 3018Total 722 7982 11980Annual Benefits Low Estimate Mid Estimate High EstimateRecreation 605,557 7,191,397 10,818,192Health 28,123 259,079 386,265Total 633,680 7,450,476 11,204,457
  23. 23. BOARDWALK TRAIL AT LADY BIRD LAKE
  24. 24. QUESTIONS?

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