Our Plan


Central East Austin neighbors are ready for an alternative to travel short distances — to home, work, school or play — without cars, without congestion.

EastLink is a series of proposed improvements to connect 5.1 miles of multi-use community paths in Central East Austin — from Bartholomew Park to Lady Bird Lake. Ultimately EastLink can become a treasured recreational asset, as well as an alternative to driving. It is a citizen-based initiative to repair old paths, and in some cases build new paths for pedestrians and cyclists. EastLink creates a new and neighborly trail that connects people to places in safer, more accessible ways.

A Feasibility Study has been completed already, concluding that EastLink is a viable series of pathways that will offer critical connections to community assets.   We are now exploring funding possibilities with the City of Austin, Austin Parks Foundation and the Mueller Foundation.  The design team wishes to research the history of the EastLink corridor to understand the people who settled the area, as well as those who live there now, and the historic resources that may still exist.  This will provide insight into the cultural and community values of the area, and might also provide future opportunities for interpretative features and way-finding signage along the route.

EastLink improvements add to many Central East Austin neighborhoods ability to thrive…and with your help, we can make EastLink happen!


Central East Austin neighbors are ready for an alternative to travel short distances — to home, work, school or play — without cars, without congestion.