An intimidating, nearly mile-long stretch of Barton Springs Road and Stratford Drive will soon transform into a comfortably walkable bit of the city.

The project, which broke ground recently and is paid for by sales tax revenue and bond money, will improve access to the park, Zilker Botanical Garden and the Austin Nature and Science Center. The project includes:

  • Shared cyclist-and-pedestrian paths along Barton Springs Road and Stratford Drive
  • A landscaped buffer between that path and car lanes along Barton Springs Road
  • A pedestrian hybrid beacon and crosswalk across Barton Springs Road near the Zilker Botanical Garden entrance

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