Discover: MoPac Mobility Bridges

By Chelsea Bucklew – December 1, 2017

As if Austin weren’t fit enough already, the city recently added two miles of bike and pedestrian lanes to the City’s Urban Trail network. The project includes two bridges, one over Barton Creek at MoPac and the other over Loop 360 at MoPac, as well as a multi-use trail on the west side of MoPac from Loop 360 to Tamarron Boulevard. These mobility bridges bring more freedom to move about the city and bike commute to work. 

Construction on the bridges lasted over three years and was funded by TxDOT, $7.5 million in city of Austin money, and a $2.5 million federal grant. 

After years of hard work and many delays later, the multi-use bicycle and pedestrian bridges are finally complete.They create a safe way for you to ride your bike from Southwest Austin into Zilker Park, Barton Springs, downtown, and more. 

Tell us about it: Give us a shout at @AustinFit. We'd love to hear about your commute on this!


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