Guadalupe Corridor Is For People

AURA's Guadalupe Corridor Working Group has been following the corridor study process and has released the following report.  We call on Austin City Council and the Transportation Department to take bold steps.  We specifically encourage extending the transit priority lanes from downtown to the Drag, removing the wall on the east side of Guadalupe, and removing the on-street parking from the west side.  

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  • Mike Dahmus
    commented 2015-08-17 16:28:23 -0500
    Eric,

    That’s fundamentally irresponsible. The study will be tilted to show that the performance of transit on the right side isn’t as bad as it really will be in real life, because the city and transit agency lack the political honesty to make tough, open, accountable, and honest decisions. You have just handed a toddler the choice to decide between vegetables and ice cream and walked away.
  • Eric Goff
    commented 2015-08-17 15:19:33 -0500
    Mike,

    We call for both center running and side running to be studied.
  • Mike Dahmus
    commented 2015-08-17 15:10:34 -0500
    Extending the transit priority lanes (implying continuing to run on the right) to an area with two-way traffic, extensive right turns, and lots and lots of parallel pedestrian traffic is a horrible, no good, very bad idea. This will be an intervention which does very little to make buses move quicker, but will slow everybody else down significantly, and will present an irrevocable obstacle to rail in this corridor. (Nobody ever ‘upgrades’ transit lanes on the right to new dedicated lanes in the curb – this doesn’t happen in the real world).