It's great that Austin is putting things in place to allow citizens to use public transit rather than to crowd our busy streets. I'm not sure, however, why there aren't more bike lines in place to make the use of public transit simpler. Consider adding bike lanes to Lakeline Blvd., Avery Ranch Blvd., the currently-being-constructed extension of Staked Plains Drive (a direct link from the Avery Ranch neighborhood to the Rail Stop), etc. and turn the Parmer Lane shoulder into an official bike lane. If this isn't done, you really have only implemented a fraction of a good public transit plan and won't see the use of Lakeline Station that you could see. Once commuters are in their cars, they're less likely to stop and park to change their mode of transportation. If they can safely ride their bikes, they'd be more likely to take the metro.
Sheila Dhir Hughes almost 6 years ago