A New and Neighborly Trail
Great neighborhoods all have one thing in common — safe, accessible pathways that connect people to work, school, and places of community interest. This asset and its implementation are crucial for Central East Austin neighborhoods to continue to thrive…and with your help, we can make EastLink happen!
EastLink is a series of proposed improvements to connect 5.1 miles of pathways in Central East Austin – from Bartholomew Park to Edward Rendon Sr. Park at Festival Beach. Ultimately EastLink can become a treasured recreational asset, as well as an alternative to driving. This is a citizen-based initiative to repair old paths, and in some cases build new paths for pedestrians and cyclists. EastLink will help connect people to places in safer, healthier ways.
Benefits of EastLink Community Improvements
Community Benefits Down the Road
Transportation network improvements
Reduces vehicular congestion in the central area of the city by making travel by foot and bike a more attractive option for short trips.
Improved health outcomes
EastLink addresses public health head on, including reducing childhood obesity, heart disease, etc., by creating an easily accessible route for walking and biking.
Restores the ecological integrity of the corridor as the desired pathway improvements are made.
Reinforces the unique sense of place by celebrating and making visible both the human, and natural history of this corridor.