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Why to replace with frameless shower doors
posted by zian rizky on July 10th, 2020 9:36 AM
Barang bermerek yang biasanya dibandrol dengan harga lebih tinggi karena sebanding dengan kualitasnya, seperti juga tas ransel bermerk. Simak artikel tas ransel sekolah anak untuk anda yang memerlukan info merk tas ransel laptop berkualitas untuk anak. Tahun ajaran baru biasanya banyak para orang tua membelikan peralatan sekolah yang baru untuk anaknya. Hal ini bisa menjadi peluang bisnis buat kamu yang ingin mendapatkan uang tambahan dengan memanfaatkan momen ini, misalnya dengan berjualan tas sekolah anak. Simak info beberapa tempat jual tas sekolah anak di Bandung, yang menjual tas-tas murah untuk stok barang jualan kamu. Salah satu ide untuk mendapatkan penghasilan tanpa mengeluarkan banyak modal adalah dengan menjadi dropshipper yang berjualan produk secara online. Buat kamu yang berminat menjadi dropshipper tas, bisa daftar di olshop Bee BagShop toko online jual tas murah Bandung yang menyediakan beragam model tas pria wanita dan anak dengan harga yang terjangkau. Banyak orang-orang memilih menggunakan tas ransel saat beraktivitas karena serbaguna, nyaman, dan juga memiliki kapasitas yang besar, terutama mereka anak-anak sekolah dan kuliah. Berikut ini kami rekomendasikan beberapa tas ransel yang tidak hanya serbaguna tetapi juga stylish, tetapi jugat cocok untuk kamu yang menginginkan tas sekolah anak keren dan recommended. Di Bee BagShop ada banyak tersedia tas sekolah yang cocok untuk anak dari mulai usia TK, SD, SMP, SMA bahkan kuliah. Buat kamu para pelajar ataupun mahasiswa, kenaikan kelas ataupun pergantian semester menjadi waktu yang tepat untuk membeli tas ransel sekolah yang baru Di grosir jual tas ransel sekolah anak Bandung. Menenteng tas tambahan karena tas utama tidak bisa menampung barang bawaan itu sangat tidak nyaman, terutama bila kita mobile dengan angkutan umum macam kopaja, busway, ataupun commuter line. Oleh karena itu, kami rekomendasikan informasi tas wanita commuter line. Cowok-cowok pelajar, mahasiswa, ataupun yang sudah bekerja, serta punya banyak kesibukan selain ngampus atau ngantor seperti melakukan kegiatan-kegiatan outdoor, wajib banget punya tas ransel yang serbaguna dan bisa dipakai untuk berbagai kegiatan. Kami olshop tas ransel pria murah menjual beragam tas ransel pria berkualitas dengan harga yang terjangkau. Selain untuk berinteraksi sosial, di jejaring sosial Instagram juga banyak online shop yang menjual barang-barang fashion sepert tas, pakaian, sepatu, dan juga aksesoris. Berikut ini kami rekomendasikan olshop jual tote bag lucu dan unik di instagram. Untuk kamu cowok-cowok yang suka tampil casual, bisa memilih tas selempang untuk membawa barang-barangmu saat beraktivitas. Kami, toko tas online Bee Bagshop grosir tas selempang pria murah punya banyak koleksi tas selempang pria dengan model yang uptodate. Merk-merk tas ransel seperti Jansport, Alto, dan Adidas cukup populer di kalangan anak sekolah dan dan anak kuliahan. Buat kamu yang ingin membeli tas sekolah yang baru agar lebih bersemangat di tahun ajaran yang baru ini, silahkan simak rekomendasi kami klik link ini. Berbelanja barang-barang fashion secara online gampang-gampang susah karena terkadang barang real tidak 100% sama dengan gambar yang tampilkan di galeri. Artikel olshop tas wanita berisi toko-toko online yang menjual tas wanita yang relpict atau sesuai dengan gambar yang ada di galery mereka. Tas ransel merk luar seperti Jansport, Adidas, Nike, sangat populer di Indonesia di kalangan pelajar dan mahasiswa. Padahal ada banyak tas ransel buatan lokal yang tidak kalah modis dari tas-tas merk luar. Buat kamu yang mau coba tas lokal, silahkan baca artikel tas sekolah keren dan recommended. Membuat anak senang salah satunya bisa dengan membelikan peralatan sekolah yang baru seperti tas baru yang sesuai dengan selera anak. Meski begitu, sebagai orang tua, dalam memilih tas sekolah untuk anak ada hal penting lainnya yang menjadi pertimbangan. Lebih jelasnya, simak uraian tips bagaimana memilih tas sekolah anak yang benar. Tas sekolah untuk usia anak TK hingga SD kelas 1 sampai kelas 2 yang populer dan banyak disukai biasanya tas yang bertema seputar karakter kartun, superhero, robot, ataupun acara-acara anak yang populer di televisi. Jika Ayah dan Bunda memiliki anak yang akan mulai bersekolah, silahkan baca rekomendasi tas sekolah anak SD kelas 2. Sebagian orang terkadang memilih membersihkan tas carrier ke laundry karena tidak tahu cara membersihkannya. Buat kamu yang juga tidak tahu, bisa mencari tahu informasi tips membersihkan tas carrier yang benar dengan mengklik linknya. Merk tas ransel dari Amerika, yaitu Jansport sudah sangat populer di seluruh dunia, dan banyak penggemarnya. Buat kamu yang juga penggemar tas Jansport, dari zaman sekolah sampai kuliah bahkan kerja tetap setia dengan merk yang satu ini, kamu wajib banget punya jansport backpack right pack signature 2nd edition. Sebelum membeli kamu bisa cari tahu terlebih dahulu fitur-fiturnya.
New In-Home Mother
posted by zian rizky on July 10th, 2020 9:35 AM
Barang bermerek yang biasanya dibandrol dengan harga lebih tinggi karena sebanding dengan kualitasnya, seperti juga tas ransel bermerk. Simak artikel tas ransel sekolah anak untuk anda yang memerlukan info merk tas ransel laptop berkualitas untuk anak. Tahun ajaran baru biasanya banyak para orang tua membelikan peralatan sekolah yang baru untuk anaknya. Hal ini bisa menjadi peluang bisnis buat kamu yang ingin mendapatkan uang tambahan dengan memanfaatkan momen ini, misalnya dengan berjualan tas sekolah anak. Simak info beberapa tempat jual tas sekolah anak di Bandung, yang menjual tas-tas murah untuk stok barang jualan kamu. Salah satu ide untuk mendapatkan penghasilan tanpa mengeluarkan banyak modal adalah dengan menjadi dropshipper yang berjualan produk secara online. Buat kamu yang berminat menjadi dropshipper tas, bisa daftar di olshop Bee BagShop toko online jual tas murah Bandung yang menyediakan beragam model tas pria wanita dan anak dengan harga yang terjangkau. Banyak orang-orang memilih menggunakan tas ransel saat beraktivitas karena serbaguna, nyaman, dan juga memiliki kapasitas yang besar, terutama mereka anak-anak sekolah dan kuliah. Berikut ini kami rekomendasikan beberapa tas ransel yang tidak hanya serbaguna tetapi juga stylish, tetapi jugat cocok untuk kamu yang menginginkan tas sekolah anak keren dan recommended. Di Bee BagShop ada banyak tersedia tas sekolah yang cocok untuk anak dari mulai usia TK, SD, SMP, SMA bahkan kuliah. Buat kamu para pelajar ataupun mahasiswa, kenaikan kelas ataupun pergantian semester menjadi waktu yang tepat untuk membeli tas ransel sekolah yang baru Di grosir jual tas ransel sekolah anak Bandung. Menenteng tas tambahan karena tas utama tidak bisa menampung barang bawaan itu sangat tidak nyaman, terutama bila kita mobile dengan angkutan umum macam kopaja, busway, ataupun commuter line. Oleh karena itu, kami rekomendasikan informasi tas wanita commuter line. Cowok-cowok pelajar, mahasiswa, ataupun yang sudah bekerja, serta punya banyak kesibukan selain ngampus atau ngantor seperti melakukan kegiatan-kegiatan outdoor, wajib banget punya tas ransel yang serbaguna dan bisa dipakai untuk berbagai kegiatan. Kami olshop tas ransel pria murah menjual beragam tas ransel pria berkualitas dengan harga yang terjangkau. Selain untuk berinteraksi sosial, di jejaring sosial Instagram juga banyak online shop yang menjual barang-barang fashion sepert tas, pakaian, sepatu, dan juga aksesoris. Berikut ini kami rekomendasikan olshop jual tote bag lucu dan unik di instagram. Untuk kamu cowok-cowok yang suka tampil casual, bisa memilih tas selempang untuk membawa barang-barangmu saat beraktivitas. Kami, toko tas online Bee Bagshop grosir tas selempang pria murah punya banyak koleksi tas selempang pria dengan model yang uptodate. Merk-merk tas ransel seperti Jansport, Alto, dan Adidas cukup populer di kalangan anak sekolah dan dan anak kuliahan. Buat kamu yang ingin membeli tas sekolah yang baru agar lebih bersemangat di tahun ajaran yang baru ini, silahkan simak rekomendasi kami klik link ini. Berbelanja barang-barang fashion secara online gampang-gampang susah karena terkadang barang real tidak 100% sama dengan gambar yang tampilkan di galeri. Artikel olshop tas wanita berisi toko-toko online yang menjual tas wanita yang relpict atau sesuai dengan gambar yang ada di galery mereka. Tas ransel merk luar seperti Jansport, Adidas, Nike, sangat populer di Indonesia di kalangan pelajar dan mahasiswa. Padahal ada banyak tas ransel buatan lokal yang tidak kalah modis dari tas-tas merk luar. Buat kamu yang mau coba tas lokal, silahkan baca artikel tas sekolah keren dan recommended. Membuat anak senang salah satunya bisa dengan membelikan peralatan sekolah yang baru seperti tas baru yang sesuai dengan selera anak. Meski begitu, sebagai orang tua, dalam memilih tas sekolah untuk anak ada hal penting lainnya yang menjadi pertimbangan. Lebih jelasnya, simak uraian tips bagaimana memilih tas sekolah anak yang benar. Tas sekolah untuk usia anak TK hingga SD kelas 1 sampai kelas 2 yang populer dan banyak disukai biasanya tas yang bertema seputar karakter kartun, superhero, robot, ataupun acara-acara anak yang populer di televisi. Jika Ayah dan Bunda memiliki anak yang akan mulai bersekolah, silahkan baca rekomendasi tas sekolah anak SD kelas 2. Sebagian orang terkadang memilih membersihkan tas carrier ke laundry karena tidak tahu cara membersihkannya. Buat kamu yang juga tidak tahu, bisa mencari tahu informasi tips membersihkan tas carrier yang benar dengan mengklik linknya. Merk tas ransel dari Amerika, yaitu Jansport sudah sangat populer di seluruh dunia, dan banyak penggemarnya. Buat kamu yang juga penggemar tas Jansport, dari zaman sekolah sampai kuliah bahkan kerja tetap setia dengan merk yang satu ini, kamu wajib banget punya jansport backpack right pack signature 2nd edition. Sebelum membeli kamu bisa cari tahu terlebih dahulu fitur-fiturnya.
Lessons from the Green Lanes: Evaluating Protected Bike Lanes
posted by danx111 on July 14th, 2014 8:18 AM
Findings from the National Institute for Transportation and Communities’ (NITC) final report show protected bike lanes in Austin and four other U.S. cities led to an increase in ridership along these routes and an upsurge in self-reported safety and comfort levels. This study supports a growing national awareness that protected bicycle lanes are essential tools to significantly increase and normalize bicycle use. Protected bike lanes, also known as “cycle tracks” or “protected bikeways,” provide physical separation between the bike lane and motor vehicle lane, offering protection that painted bicycle lanes do not. Specifically, this study includes an in-depth evaluation of three new protected bike lanes in Austin. The Barton Springs Road protected bike lane located along Butler Park includes a lane in each direction, one separated by flex posts and a painted buffer and the other protected by a curb and a planted strip. It was installed in 2013. The Bluebonnet Lane protected bike lane located in the Zilker Neighborhood is a two-way lane on one side of a two-way low-traffic primarily residential street with an elementary school. The 0.7 mile lane is protected by flex posts and pained buffer, and provides an alternative commuter route to the busy Lamar Boulevard. It was installed in 2012. The Rio Grande Street protected bike lane located a few blocks west of the University of Texas-Austin campus is a two-way lane on one side of a one-way street that has a mix of residential, retail and office uses. The half-mile long lane is protected by a painted buffer and flex posts and provides a safe north-south route to students and commuters. It was installed in 2012. In the coming weeks, look for our series of articles focused on the study’s findings and what these findings tell us about Austin’s new protected bicycle lanes. To read the study, click here. http://ppms.otrec.us/media/project_files/NITC-RR-583_ProtectedLanes_FinalReportb.pdf
Provide your input on I-35 changes that impact Mueller
posted by dancer texas on June 4th, 2014 10:47 AM
Oh heck I was a big fan of that idea, but then I saw the numbers that nearly all IH-35 traffic is of local origin and destination."Key Finding: The Problem is Central Texas Travelers The research team identified an apparent contradiction between a common perception voiced in Central Texas regarding the cause of IH 35 congestion and reality: that is, Central Texans have a much greater impact than through travelers. The magnitude of commuter and other local traffic using IH 35 is substantial and increasing due to local projected population and employment growth. Based on the best available data, local traffic represents approximately 86% of traffic on IH 35 through Austin. Thus, through traffic (the traffic that many think should be bypassing Austin) is not the primary cause of Central Texas IH 35 congestion problems. Commuters or other trips with an origin or destination in the Austin area are the major factor influencing IH 35 congestion, not through travelers." http://d2dtl5nnlpfr0r.cloudfront.net/tti.tamu.edu/documents/TTI-2013-17.pdf
Transit tax break - bad news
posted by Jess Eiesland on December 12th, 2013 12:22 PM
From Forbes.com ..... It’s déjà vu for train, subway and bus commuters who use pre-tax transit benefits to subsidize their commute. The tax break for transit riders is set to drop by nearly half on Jan. 1, 2014 to $130 a month; the parking benefit will be $250 a month. That’s a loss of $576 in annual tax savings for a commuter whose transit expenses top $250 a month. That’s because the parity provision—the temporary law that first set the same maximum monthly limits for transit and parking benefits in 2009—is one of the tax extenders expiring year-end. New York’s MTA Metro North delivered the bad news to its Mail & Ride customers on a slip of paper stuffed in with December monthly tickets, advising commuters to adjust their pre-tax account deduction for 2014 accordingly. But the key thing that transit riders need to do to be poised to get the tax benefits retroactively is to make sure that they are putting in for all of their transit expenses via their employer’s payroll deduction program. That way, assuming Congress extends the break in 2014 and makes it retroactive, they still get the benefits. Here’s how it all works. In 2013, assuming your employer offered a plan, you could put away $245 a month pretax salary to use for transit (bus, rail, trolley, subway or ferry), and you could put away $245 a month pretax salary to use for parking. With the parity provision expiring, on Jan. 1, 2014, the $245 a month limit goes up to $250 a month for parking (indexed for inflation) while the limit for transit drops to just $130 a month (also indexed). How much of a difference would the equalized limit make? If you’re in the 40% combined federal and state tax bracket and can select $250 a month in pre-tax transit benefits, instead of just $130 a month, you save $576 a year (an extra $1,440 in pretax salary deferrals times the 40% rate). For high-earners who are subject to the new 39.6% top federal income tax rate, the benefit is even greater. The lesson from last year: run all your commuting expenses through your employer’s transit plan, bifurcating the total between pre-tax salary deferrals up to the new limit and the rest as after-tax salary deferrals. Last time Congress let the tax extenders expire, employers were only obligated to help make employees whole who submitted all of their commuting expenses through an employer plan. Employees who paid the extra after-tax amount out of pocket didn’t get the retroactive tax savings. An estimated 2.7 million families (700,000 in the New York metropolitan area) gain from the transit break, so there is hope for renewing the break. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) held a press conference last month at New York’s Grand Central Station promoting his bill, the Commuter Parity Act of 2013, which would extend the break through 2014; it’s getting to be a routine issue for his office. The aim is to have that bill made part of any tax reform or tax extenders package. But House Ways & Means Chair Dave Camp (R.-Mich.) said last week that tax extenders won’t be addressed until 2014. Meanwhile employees should sign up to save what they can–and contact their elected officials, says Jody Dietel, chief compliance officer at WageWorks WAGE +1.16%, which has been pushing for permanency to the parity provision. The danger is that Congress could eliminate the transit and parking tax breaks altogether as part of tax reform.
Intersection 381/2 and Airport Blvd update
posted by grazynahuk on November 4th, 2013 9:09 PM
38th and Airport is a very old intersection that served Mueller airport in the 60s and still serves the commuters who live around Manor Road and beyond plus now us.I believe that the traffic lights on Aldrich and Airport were installed to serve us as well as Delll Hospital. Zachary Scott/ Airport intersection is just between so I wonder if more traffic lights can be installed between these already protected intersections. But maybe it is possible. Would be nice and safer for sure.Jonathan Lammert, City of Austin Traffic Signal Department, did not give me a clear permission to post his contact info here but if you wish to consult him let me know via Personal message.
Urban Rail at Mueller
posted by schnauzerhouse2 on June 23rd, 2013 2:25 PM
To those interested in Urban Rail at Mueller: The urban rail discussion has been ongoing for years with close Catellus and MNA interest/involvement so there’s a long history that some of you may not be aware of. I’d like to fill you in on some details so that we’re all on the same page before next week’s Project Connect workshops. I have served on the MNA Steering Committee the past 2 ½ years and have represented Mueller at various TWG/urban rail meetings. I am no longer serving on the MNA Steering Committee, but still have a great interest in bringing urban rail to Mueller. Janeka Rector and I both attended the TWG meeting on June 7, 2013. Janeka is our representative currently serving on the MNA Steering Committee and is continuing the MNA’s outreach/efforts to bring urban rail to Mueller. Project Connect is a long-range plan for transit in Central Texas. At the TGW meeting earlier this month, the North Corridor was defined as the area north of the Colorado River (Lady Bird Lake) (southern boundary), Texas 130 (eastern boundary), Georgetown (northern boundary), and MoPac (western boundary). (Note that the North Corridor does not include transit options to ABIA, San Marcos or San Antonio). Project Connect includes multiple modes of transportation: urban rail, commuter/regional rail, rapid bus, additional express lanes on MoPac and I-35 (maybe). The only one of these modes that will have a direct effect on Mueller is urban rail. Each of these modes is in various stages of implementation, i.e. Rapid Buses have already been purchased using a federal grant and will soon be put in service along the Lamar/Guadalupe corridor. Urban rail and commuter/regional rail is awaiting voter approval (hopefully next year for urban rail), will take years to build and projections show completed urban rail coming to Mueller in the early 2020’s, and that assumes that the bond issue is approved or other funding (i.e. leasing ABIA) is obtained next year AND that Mueller is included in Phase 1. (You have probably already heard that certain Austin residents are behind a proposal to move the Guadalupe/Lamar/Pickle Lab/Domain route to Phase 1 and Mueller/Hancock to a later phase.) One of the main reasons that Mueller would likely stay in Phase I is that in late 2011 the Mueller Neighborhood Association with Catellus’ backing voted in FAVOR of having the urban rail maintenance facility located on Mueller grounds. This action was well-received by the TWG and most City Council members, including Mayor Leffingwell. Catellus is to meet with City officials later this month or early next month regarding acreage and exact site of this facility. My understanding from PIAC and Let’s Talk presentations by City officials and Dee Desjardin/Greg Weaver from Catellus was that the maintenance facility was likely to be located near the Market District (HEB) at the end of Philomena Street and that it would be between 2 and 5 acres in size, but that nothing has been finalized. Earlier this month (June 7, 2013) the TWG approved moving forward with the Project Connect plan with three alternative proposals that include all modes of transportation including urban rail, but also other modes of transit in the North Corridor. Route maps which illustrated these alternatives were flashed on the screen very quickly so I was not able to identify whether any or all of the alternatives included urban rail to Mueller. Mayor Leffingwell, chair of the TWG, said that these three alternatives would be presented to the public for review at the meetings scheduled for next week, that the alternatives would be narrowed to ONE by the end of the year (2013) based on public input, and that he hoped it would be placed on the ballot for voter approval in May or November 2014. Janeka, Kathy Sokolic and I plan to attend the Project Connect meeting at Dobie scheduled Tuesday, June 25, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Janeka and I are leaving Mueller for the meeting about 4:45 p.m. if anyone else would like to ride with us. It’s really great to be part of a community like Mueller where so many residents are actively engaged in making this an even better place to live. Thank you for your interest and involvement in urban rail and I look forward to meeting you and working with you in promoting urban rail’s coming to Mueller. If we work together, we can make this happen! Don Dozier Dozier3d@hotmail.com
Transportation Committee meeting notes
posted by Rick Krivoniak on April 28th, 2013 1:19 PM
Berkman Drive should be open to traffic sometime in May.By "trolley," I'm assuming we're talking about the proposed City of Austin urban rail line to link downtown, the Capitol Complex, UT and Mueller. All talk so far leads to street cars - meaning that most of the rail will be laid in existing streets, so they will share lanes with traffic. Much of Berkman Dr. within Mueller has a "transit median," the remains of an abandoned concept to loop the commuter train from Airport at 51st St. through Mueller to Manor Rd. and back across Airport Blvd. to reconnect to the existing tracks. No current proposals show a route running near Wildflower Terrace. The latest proposed route has tracks entering Mueller at Airport and Aldrich, then going up Mueller Blvd. to Philomena, then east to Berkman, where it would essentially end at a maintenance facility located somewhere south of the Market District/HEB.A vote on urban rail is anticipated in either May or November 2014. Very recently, the idea arose of leasing Bergrstrom Airport to a private operator, which could provide full funding for the project without a bond election, but much vetting remains to be done on that concept.
Transportation Committee meeting notes
posted by Rick Krivoniak on April 28th, 2013 1:19 PM
Berkman Drive should be open to traffic sometime in May.By "trolley," I'm assuming we're talking about the proposed City of Austin urban rail line to link downtown, the Capitol Complex, UT and Mueller. All talk so far leads to street cars - meaning that most of the rail will be laid in existing streets, so they will share lanes with traffic. Much of Berkman Dr. within Mueller has a "transit median," the remains of an abandoned concept to loop the commuter train from Airport at 51st St. through Mueller to Manor Rd. and back across Airport Blvd. to reconnect to the existing tracks. No current proposals show a route running near Wildflower Terrace. The latest proposed route has tracks entering Mueller at Airport and Aldrich, then going up Mueller Blvd. to Philomena, then east to Berkman, where it would essentially end at a maintenance facility located somewhere south of the Market District/HEB.A vote on urban rail is anticipated in either May or November 2014. Very recently, the idea arose of leasing Bergrstrom Airport to a private operator, which could provide full funding for the project without a bond election, but much vetting remains to be done on that concept.
Mueller bike lane article
posted by gregg on April 2nd, 2013 2:43 PM
There's a couple of things going on here with American Community Survey data. I'll attempt to explain.(Just so you know, I'm not so geeky or bored to do this in response to a city newsletter, I've just happened to have done this already for work.)First, ACS data doesn't cover every person. The survey sample is a very small subset of the total population, so the small sample in Mueller in the early years of the data did not count a bicycle commuter - that just means they were missed, not that they didn't exist. The margin of error in the dataset I have on hand for the Mueller census tract (2005-2011 averaged data) is 127 persons. In other words, the actual bicycle commute estimate for our census tract is most likely between zero and 127.Second, the ACS question pertaining to travel mode is "How did this person usually get to work LAST WEEK? If this person usually used more than one method of transportation during the trip, mark (X) the box of the one used for most of the distance." So, this excludes children or anyone without a regular job, teleworkers, students, anyone who bikes to transit as a shorter part of their commute, and all bicycling trips for any purpose other than work (shopping, social, fitness...). So, the ACS question is terrible for tracking bicycling, but it's the only one provided by the federal government annually.A better way to track bicycling is through targeted surveys or observed counts. UT led a physical activity study of Mueller in 2009, finding residents bicycled for transportation on average 13 minutes per week before moving to Mueller, and averaged 20 minutes of transport biking after moving to Mueller(Calise et al 2012). A few bicycle traffic counts have been done as well. Following a count of 51st Street at IH-35, I've estimated 450 bicyclists use this section (not just Mueller residents) on an average day (Griffin 2011). The Texas A&M School of Architecture's new study will add to the available knowledge, too.ACS data is okay for tracking change in bicycle commuting over time across a wide area, but more analysis is needed to get an understanding of much at the local level. Thank you for your time.Reference:Calise, Tamara V., Samuel Dumith, William DeJong, and Harold Kohl. "The Effect of a Neighborhood Built Environment on Physical Activity Behaviors." Journal of Physical Activity & Health 9 (November 2012): 1089-1098.Griffin, Greg. "Active Transportation Monitoring Plan: Initial Evaluation of bicycling and Walking Baseline & Planned Traffic Counts through 2015." (2011) CAMPO-TR-11-001. http://www.campotexas.org/pdfs/ActiveTransportationMonitoringPlan.pdf
Mueller bike lane article
posted by bryan jones on April 1st, 2013 12:27 PM
i thought one of the comments shared at the end of the article you posted was interesting. it asked what data exists re: commuting via bicycle from Mueller or Mueller residents. i was just send this image and data from the city of austin transportation department e-newsletter. i find it hard to believe that the number of commuters is zero, but i do think it is interesting that our area is at the bottom of the ladder in terms of bicycle commuters.http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Public_Works/Bicycle/2013-03-20 Bicycle Modal Split 2011.pdf
Look, on the road, it's a bicycle, it's a segway, no it's a covered trike!
posted by commuter on March 6th, 2013 2:04 PM
http://www.organictransit.com/ commuters-behold-the-solar-savvy-$4000-elf-tricycle/" rel="nofollow">http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57572818-76/eco-commuters-behold-the-solar-savvy-$4000-elf-tricycle/ This could be a cool way to get around the surrounding areas for short trips and errands. A sharing program would be even better! Anyone interested in co-op-ing on one of these?
Support Urban Rail in Mueller at the Transit Work Group Mtg 6/22/12
posted by Kathy Sokolic on June 22nd, 2012 12:14 PM
I would like to make a very brief reply to plema's post, just to clear up some misconceptions that folks might have about rail and Mueller. I'm no expert, but have heard a lot of the discussions...Rail has been in the plans for Mueller for a VERY long time. This is not a new idea, and is part of the new-urbanism ideal that Mueller is founded on.This is not a park-and-ride location, and the goal of rail (and any mass transit) is actually to prevent increased traffic. It's mass transit, and not a commuter rail (no need for giant parking lots). Think of it as a different kind of bus system... The plans for Mueller, as stated above, are for incredible density. There will be traffic, there will be other Austinites cutting through Mueller, and there will be a lot of people trying to get to the stores, their homes, or the parks. The rail, or other forms of public transit, help to alleviate some of the traffic. People from other parts of the city will be coming here, regardless (shops, restaurants, parks!!), so why not make it a bit easier for them to not have to drive?Preliminary plans for the maintenance facility have been posted on this site, but I'll have to dig them up. Anything built in Mueller has to adhere to the design standards, so it will not be an unattractive structure. The facility is also not intended for storage, but for maintenance of only one or a few cars at a time. I believe the plans were for an area of approximately one acre, which is minor, and fits into the master plan developed for Mueller. The reasons for having this facility here are extensive, have also been covered previously, and include ensuring rail at Mueller is in phase I of the rail, allowing the facility to go into a location that is convenient and not already developed, and going into a location without a fight from neighbors. The maintenance facility has been welcomed and supported by the MNA.Also as mentioned above, there will be continued discussions for the upcoming months and years. Hopefully the idea of rail at Mueller will become more amenable to the residents here!! :)The POA Let's Talk meetings are a great way to learn about the upcoming development at Mueller (every other month, posted here on the Events Page and in emails from Jennifer Harvey). The last one discussed the plans for Town Center and how many things were going in. I highly recommend attending these meetings if anyone is concerned about upcoming development, especially related to density.Kathy
Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 18
posted by doug on May 17th, 2012 12:43 PM
Free breakfast at locations all over town for bike commuters. More info. here: http://biketoworkaustin.org/bike-to-work-day-station-map/
Bike to Work events this week!
posted by Betsy on May 12th, 2012 5:05 PM
This week (May 14-18) is Bike to Work Week! I know several Mueller residents are regular bike commuters. Bike to Work week is a great chance to try it out. The City has installed a lot of dedicated bike lanes, which really improve bicycle access to UT, downtown and other areas. This Friday, May 18th, is officially Bike to Work Day in Austin. This special event has become an annual city-wide tradition in Austin, and is meant to inspire people to replace at least one car trip with a bicycle trip. The 2012 Austin Bike to Work Day is looking to be the largest yet and there will be dozens of Morning and Afternoon commuting stations for participants to rest, enjoy refreshments and snacks, and meet fellow commuters and local bike-friendly businesses. We'll have a Mueller station at the Mosaic, corner of Mueller & Aldrich. Frost Bank, Catellus and the Mosaic are donating food and beverages. I'm hoping we have a great turnout so if you're commuting to work or school, please be sure to stop by the breakfast station. We'll be there from 7-9 a.m. It was a Bike to Work day 2 years ago when I first got back on the bike and started commuting regularly by bike. It was just the little push I needed! For information on all the events, please visit http://www.biketoworkaustin.org.
Just me talking about the plug-in Prius
posted by schroed on April 24th, 2012 10:56 PM
I'm certain at least one person has read this thread, as I got a PM. No worries, though, I'm not too proud to carry on a conversation with myself.So here's some karma for you: several days after talking smack about plug-in-Prius-envy on this site, now I'm the one who's envious of this awesome car. After I spent 3.5 days driving it back to TX, it's now my wife's commuter car, and I'm back driving the smelly old RAV4!Here are some of the things that come standard on the base-level plug-in Prius that I did not know I needed until now:GPS navigation- this is especially useful when you have no co-pilot.Back-up camera- no more getting out to check for the stupid yellow cat!XM Satellite radio- between 'Lithium' and 'Alt Nation' I could have left my CDs at home.I could have done without this:Entune apps- they use your phone's data signal to get things like weather, sports, stocks, and other stuff you should not be reading while driving. Someone with a smarter phone than mine might like this.The only feature from the advanced model that I drooled over but decided didn't justify the extra $4K for the package:self-leveling LED headlamps- how cool is that?
2007 BMW K12GT for sale in Mueller
posted by fullmosey on September 10th, 2011 10:10 AM
2007 Bmw K 1200 Gt, $11900 OBO. The BMW K12GT is an incredible bike. Let BMW work the bugs out of the new K16GT and buy this instead. You can do a lot with $15K in your pocket. This model has heated seats and grips, ABS, Electronic Suspension Adjustment, BMW Navigator III Integral GPS, Bluetooth, Autocomm System hard-wired for rider and passenger, electrically adjustable windscreen, ride computer, and optional BMW top case. This bike does not have the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. I am selling it because I no longer need a touring bike. This is my 3rd BMW motorcycle and the best touring bike Ive ever owned. It's well kept and mostly been used as a commuter. Always covered at work when ridden to work. (Only ridden part-time as I use a second bike mostly) I am the second owner, purchased with 8800 miles. I never dropped it but the first owner did resulting in the white scratch on the lower right side of the bike. It is unobtrusive and therefore I never bothered to repair it. Tires currently have a couple thousand miles left in them. PM me for further info or see cycletrader ad. http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2007-BMW-K-1200-Gt-99629483 Thanks
2011 TCAD valuations - LEARN from our mistakes
posted by Threadgill Gal on August 12th, 2011 7:01 AM
We e-filed and called TCAD (834-9317) last week to check the status since we hadn't heard anything yet, and were told to look for something late August/early Sept... But based on Commuter's experience, I'm not holding my breath on having the protest go our way. [:confused:]
Friday Free Breakfast
posted by Luv2Bike on May 18th, 2011 9:10 PM
Ride your bike and get a free breakfast. Bike to work day. All you home commuters should stop by and say hello and pick up a muffin! Anyway, we will be open from 7-9am this Friday. Look for us over by the Mosaic. I will have some blinking lights to help show the way! Michael
Temporary Committee meeting notes
posted by Betsy on April 30th, 2011 10:17 AM
I attended a meeting of Catellus' Transportation Committee on Wednesday, April 27. The committee includes members of surrounding communities to discuss areas of mutual interest. Rather than take up their time to listen to issues internal to Mueller (i.e. those that don't affect surrounding 'hoods), I met with Catellus and City staff before the larger meeting began. I appreciate the City taking extra time from their schedule to do this. Here are my notes. Our next meeting is in late July so let me know if you have issues you'd like me to bring forward as the Mueller rep. Thanks.- Catellus is developing a FAQ they can post at muelleraustinonline.com. This will address some of the questions they receive most. I’ve posted the status of some of these as part of my meeting notes.- Signal at Airport & Zach Scott - Infrastructure is there but intersection doesn’t yet meet signal warrants contained in the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD), the legal authority on signing, signals and pavement markings. City is re-evaluating the intersection every 6 months. Once the signal is installed, the queue exiting Mueller may at times back up across the Tom Miller intersection but Catellus’ engineers don’t believe that will happen very often. Pedestrian crossing signals will be installed when the traffic signal is installed.- Roundabout improvements were included in the last bond election. Plans are being developed with construction anticipated in 2012. Construction will narrow the approaches and the inner circle to make it clearly one-lane on all approaches. Construction will also create the necessary deflections to help encourage lower operating speeds.- Alley operations - No one seems positive why our alleys were designed as one-way, which necessitates the extra signage and encourages higher speeds. The next residential phase is Section 6, north of Simond. When that section is developed, they plan to make those alleys 2-way and also reduce the No Parking signage. That will serve as a pilot project. If things work well there, they will come back and make similar changes to the existing areas (Sections 4 & 5 I believe). I also mentioned the issue, as relayed to me, of kids popping out from the sidewalks between row houses without looking for cars. - Berkman will be extended to 51st Street to support the grocery store (when announced) and Section 6 residential construction. It will only be the 1/2 width of Berkman, similar to what’s installed now along the row homes. Since the 1/2 section doesn’t include bike lanes, Catellus plans to install some sort of temporary bike/ped facility for travel from the residential areas to the market district by walking or biking.- Catellus plans to make some minor improvements in the trailer eatery area within the next few months. These will include access to the trails from the eatery parking lot, without crossing all those large rocks.The City agreed to study the following internal issues and develop potential solutions:- Speed control and pedestrian crossing safety at Zach Scott & Camacho, and at the corners surrounding Ella Wooten Park.- Pedestrian crossing safety across Airport Blvd.- Installation of a NO U-Turn sign for Northbound traffic on Airport at Zach Scott. I believe they're going to review all median openings from 38th to IH 35 to see where U-turns are appropriate.- Bike lanes on 51st from Berkman to Manor to complete the gap.- Review parking stripes & signs to ensure consistency with State law. We have some striped spaces that are too close to intersections, and several signs are not in the correct location.- Tom Wald (Cherrywood rep & executive director of the League of Bicycling Voters) offered to help Catellus work through bicycle access to major development areas and the logical placement (and quantity) of bike racks for parking.- Scott Gross, the City’s project manager for the Urban Rail study, provided an update on that project and the recent public meetings. While the Red River option alarmed some, he said they are very committed to serving Mueller, including coming well into Mueller, regardless of how they get here. They started looking at Red River as a better way of connecting to the Red line commuter train. With the station at MLK, it's a bit far to make the connection from Manor between the two. The Red River line would mean they could build a new station at Hancock Center that would serve both the Red line and the urban rail line. People from further out could get off the red line there and have a good connection to UT and Capitol complex via the urban rail. They might also have a park and ride area at Hancock Center. The neighborhood south of Manor has expressed concern about the line being on Manor Road. Red River actually has more density, and more possibility of future density, than Manor Rd. A Red River line would also serve St. David's hospital and come reasonably close to the development at the former Concordia site (if that development restarts). It sounded like this line of thought came up rather late and they just haven't had time to figure out exactly how to get from Hancock Center up to, and into, Mueller. They talked about several possibilities - IH35 frontage to Airport and then Aldrich, IH 35 to Philomena, or IH 35 to 51st. Rick Krivoniak noted that there is some ROW reserved on the south side of 51st that could be used for a rail corridor. The City is currently in discussions with TxDOT on the use of part of the IH 35 right of way to see what options are possible. They hope to have some better maps in a few months after further study and consideration of public comments. A 3-phase buildout is envisioned over a 15-20 year time period.- Berkman extension - As mentioned above, this is tied to the market district. Leo said (again) they are VERY close to an announcement. Berkman should be under construction next year and open by mid-2013 at the latest.- City was asked about signal timing adjustments at Aldrich & Airport, and opening up the striped out middle lane for a dual left turn onto Airport, as was the ultimate plan. This would help alleviate the pm rush hour backups in the roundabout. Hopefully these improvements can be made without waiting for the roundabout construction.- City is working with TxDOT and neighborhoods on improvements to the ‘jughandle’ at IH 35 & 51st Street. The goal is to provide a way for northbound frontage road traffic to access Windsor Park without going through the Mueller retail area. Public outreach will be conducted.
Urban Rail Input Needed
posted by Betsy on April 29th, 2011 6:15 AM
Catellus' transportation committee met the other day and I haven't had time to type up any notes yet. The City was there to discuss the urban rail and Red River option. It's good we're all submitting comments. They did say they are very committed to serving Mueller, including coming well into Mueller, not just kissing the outer boundary.They started looking at Red River as a better way of connecting to the Red line commuter train. With the station at MLK, it's a bit far to make the connection from Manor between the two. The Red River line would mean they could build a new station at Hancock Center that would serve both the Red line and the urban rail line. People from further out could get off the red line there and have a good connection to UT and Capitol complex via the urban rail. They might also have a park and ride area at Hancock Center. Apparently the neighborhood south of Manor has also expressed concern about the line being on Manor Road. Red River actually has more density, and more possibility of future density, than Manor Rd. A Red River line would also serve St. David's hospital and come reasonably close to the development at the former Concordia site if that ever gets completed.It sounded like this line of thought came up rather late and they just haven't had time how to get from Hancock Center up to, and into, Mueller. They talked about several possibilities - IH35 frontage to Airport and then Aldrich, IH 35 to Philomena, or IH 35 to 51st. They're working on that now (coordinating with TxDOT, etc) and hope to have some better maps in a few months after further study and consideration of public comments.Betsy
Let's Keep Mueller in the Urban Rail Plan
posted by doug on April 12th, 2011 12:40 PM
Well said, Dusty!
Environmental Study for Urban Rail TONIGHT!
posted by langhugh on April 12th, 2011 11:39 AM
I have offered my comments below in case someone wanted to riff on them or crib them for their feedback to http://www.austinurbanrail.com/urban-rail:
ToDo: Tree Pruning and Upkeep
posted by misselaine on January 4th, 2011 9:44 AM
Thanks Commuter! Please, please, please trim your trees! I think these get forgotten. We walk 2-3 times a day and I constantly get scratched and poked in the head or face by tree branches. Jennifer Harvey's recent update said the branches had to be trimmed up to 14 feet, which sounds a little excessive. I don't even think many of our trees here are 14 feet tall!
Freelance Fridays @ Brainstorm Coworking
posted by arqui_barr on November 15th, 2010 10:00 AM
@ Pat - Hope to see you there soon.I've asked both cycling commuters about the bike key and neither claimed it. I'll ask Ian and Jill, perhaps their friend Kat lost a bike key. Thanks - Martin
Mueller Meetup @ Brainstorm Coworking
posted by langhugh on August 1st, 2010 8:11 PM
Thanks, Martin. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow at Brainstorm. I also encourage other Mueller freelancers, telecommuters, and work-from-homers to join us as it is a fun and productive environment. Dusty
Brainstorm Coworking
posted by arqui_barr on April 25th, 2010 4:50 PM
I'm launching a new business on May 1st. Its called Brainstorm Coworking. I'm looking for friends and neighbors to beta test my space this week daily from 9am-2pm. So if you're going to work alone in your dining room or at a coffee shop, send me an e-mail for directions to a better alternative. I'm giving away buy-one-dozen-get-one-dozen-free coupon cards from Krispy Kreme for the first 13 neighbors who beta test Brainstorm Coworking. The coffee is always free. My business partner and I designed Brainstorm Coworking to be attractive to freelancers, entrepreneurs, telecommuters, independent contractors, designers, creative types, or anyone who may frequently work in relative isolation or coffee shops. Coworking is a style of work in which independent professionals share a working environment yet perform independent activities. Coworkers are usually independent freelancers who perform contract work for diverse companies. Collaboration is common as a result of the social interaction that occurs when talented and creative people share the same physical space. Hope to see many of you this week. Thanks, Martin Barrera, Mattie Street Muellerite Here is a link to my craigslist post. http://austin.craigslist.org/off/1709812218.html
Traffic Considerations for 2010 Texas Relays
posted by danx111 on April 1st, 2010 3:15 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2010 Contact: Public Information Office, 974-5017 Downtown Traffic Considerations for the 2010 Texas Relays Beginning Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3, 2010 the 83rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays will take place in Austin. A large number of local residents along with visitors are expected for this event. In an effort to assist with the flow of traffic, alternative routes have been planned for commuters arriving in the downtown area. The APD will be working with the City Right-of-Way Management and Texas Department of Transportation to assess traffic flow throughout the weekend and make changes as necessary to assist drivers in safely reaching their destinations. During the evenings on Friday and Saturday, pedestrian safety will require the closing of parts of the East Sixth Street area between Brazos Street and the west frontage road of IH-35. In addition, the 500 and 600 blocks of Sabine, Red River, Neches, Trinity and San Jacinto Streets may be closed. Please adhere to signs posted in these areas that will provide warning of vehicle tows. The street closures may begin as early as 6 p.m. The following streets may be closed when necessary for traffic safety: · 5th and 6th Streets from the east frontage road of IH-35 to San Marcos Street. · South bound IH-35 exit ramps at 8th -6th and Cesar Chavez Street. · North bound 6th street exit ramp will be closed. · 6th Street, between the east frontage road of IH-35 and San Marcos Street. · Brushy Street, between 5th and 7th Streets. In the event IH-35 ramps are required to be closed, the traffic will be continuously monitored and the ramps will be reopened when traffic safety will not be compromised. All streets will be monitored and will reopen when it is safe to do so. Alternate routes to the downtown area are highly recommended to reduce the amount of traffic congestion on IH-35 in the 6th Street area. Drivers are encouraged to use Mopac Expressway, Congress Avenue, Martin Luther King Boulevard, Guadalupe Street, or Lamar Boulevard to get into the downtown area. Motorists are encouraged to drive with caution when in the Sixth Street Entertainment District due to high pedestrian traffic expected in the area.
Walking and Biking to Capital Metro RedLine, MLK Jr Station
posted by gregg on March 31st, 2010 11:15 AM
I've been walking, jogging and biking to catch the new commuter train at the , and wanted to mention that it's closer than it seems. At just over a mile, it's just far enough to offer a bit of exercise to start the day. Check the and see if it could work for you.Here's a good route. Plan on 10 minutes to bike, or as much as 30 to walk (though a jog has taken 13 minutes). Overall, my transit commute is now faster than taking the , but nothing beats biking to work.
Randall's at Mueller/Development update?
posted by danx111 on March 30th, 2010 12:31 PM
Try this: http://ridethecity.com/austin
Randall's at Mueller/Development update?
posted by TinyHornet on March 30th, 2010 11:33 AM
Yeah, I think the idea was to have a walkable/bikeable grocery store, so that cars need not even be a factor, at least for Muellerites. As a frequent commuter cyclist, I'd say that Airport Boulevard is essentially non-bikeable. Currently, the only other legal way to get to HEB is to take 38 1/2th Street all the way to Red River, which is a long trip, and isn't all that safe.
Commuter bikes
posted by bkoplin on October 8th, 2009 1:51 PM
Anybody have some adult commuter bikes (for schlepping, not racing) they are looking to unload? Lemmie know if you do! I'm in the market for my wife and I.
Bus Re-Routing in Capital Metro ServicePlan 2020
posted by Dana Williams on September 15th, 2009 5:00 PM
Does anyone have any idea WHEN we might have direct, no transfer bus service from Mueller area to downtown as proposed in the service plan or anywhere else? I am a daily bus commuter downtown and have a quick and easy one-line bus run from Delwood II but about to move to Mueller where it looks like the bus service is a great deal worse given that bus schedules here are not "to the minute." I can only find picking up bus 350 at Airport and 38th and then transferring to 10, which given the coordination between lines could take as long as 45 minutes to one hour. Any ideas other than biking (which I am considering)? Thanks, Dana
Austin CarShare - who is interested?
posted by gregg on March 18th, 2009 8:18 AM
Structure & cost: 55c/mile $5-8/hr depending on plan type The fleet size is continuing to grow, adding new locations and customers. The more it grows, the more convenient it is for users. What it is NOT: a commuter solution - cars are returned to the same spot they are reserved from. Hourly charges make this prohibitive. What it IS: available and convenient 2nd (or only) car option for quick, but necessary trips. It's a good supplement to a healthy transportation diet. Because ALL costs are bundled (insurance, parking...) it's a deal if you use it to avoid those costs on owning a car. But if you add it to your armada of cars, trucks and SUV's, you won't be saving anything.
Federal Stimulus Bill
posted by tj1407 on February 25th, 2009 2:28 PM
Among other things the Federal Stimulus bill: - Includes funds for new construction of commuter and light rail, modernizing existing transit systems, and purchasing buses and equipment to needed to increase public transportation and improve intermodal and transit facilities. -Includes a new bond-financing program for school construction, rehabilitation, and repair. Who is savy enough to figure out how these funds are coming down to the State? (and thus who will decide where they get spent). Torie
Commuter bike?
posted by LaVidaCopa on February 19th, 2009 2:42 PM
let me know what you find out! I am interested as well.
Commuter bike?
posted by bkoplin on February 19th, 2009 2:41 PM
That IS really cool. I'll look around for quality reviews...
Commuter bike?
posted by LaVidaCopa on February 19th, 2009 2:32 PM
Ben,Check this out, I cant speak for their quality since I do not own one but a pretty cool SS at a great price. The best part is you can customize the whole thing.http://republicbike.com/build.asp?product_category_id=1&product_id=1
Commuter bike?
posted by bkoplin on February 19th, 2009 10:34 AM
Hey all, Does anyone have a commuter, simple road-, or single speed bike they don't use anymore and might want to sell? I'm looking for something to commute on that's lighter than my full suspension MTB and that doesn't cost so much to maintain. Thanks, Ben (GC2)
CAMPO Transit Working Group OKs Downtown Rail Plan
posted by langhugh on January 14th, 2009 1:05 PM
Ben Wear's updates us once again... From: http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/traffic/entries/2009/01/14/working_group_gave_thumbs_up_t.html?cxntfid=blogs_shortcuts Working group gave thumbs up to downtown rail plan By Ben Wear | Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 09:50 AM Catching up here … The Transit Working Group Monday gave its approval, on an 11-1 vote, to the 15.3-mile, $625 million downtown light rail plan. Technically, the board was approving it conceptually and saying in effect, now go ahead and figure out this might be paid for. The working group had done a similar thing several weeks agao with the proposed commuter rail line from downtown to Elgin. In the emerging parlance of rail here, the city of Austin is the “sponsor” of the downtown rail project, not Capital Metro. That would mean, in theory, that the city would be in charge of finding the money and would make the decisions. Capital Metro, however, would be at the table in some meaningful way and might even end up operating such a line once it opened. So, what does this mean in the larger scheme of things? Well, nothing definitive. In the end, what matters most with both rail plans is finding the money, and that will be no easy thing in either case. Capital Metro doesn’t have enough anymore to do all or even most of either rail project. So others — the city, the county, smaller cities, developers, Uncle Sam — will have to kick in. But, if nothing else, the strong vote by this group of elected officials and civic leaders is a sign that political support for passenger rail is significant. The only negative vote was cast by former Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty, a long-time opponent of rail projects. Even working group member Terry Bray, who has asked many skeptical questions during the working groups many meetings over the past year, voted yes.
Mueller bicycle and pedestrian facilities
posted by rml on January 9th, 2009 3:57 PM
I don't live in Mueller either... but I do bike through Mueller every day on my commute from Windsor Park to work.One concern I have is crossing Airport at Aldrich/Wilshire. The traffic block requires cyclists to cross at the crosswalk, as you've described. It seems like it'd be much safer to just install a curb cut in the traffic calming island to allow cyclists to go straight across Airport.We had many intersections w/ curb cuts like this in Oregon... but I can't seem to find a photo on Google that illustrates what I'm describing. The closest I could find is at http://richmondva.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/bike-roads.jpgWhen heading east, cyclists are required to hop up on the sidewalk and cross away from the intersection... which means that cars turning right onto Airport from Wilshire often don't see the cyclist on the crosswalk. It's not a huge deal... but it's a bug-a-boo of mine. Seems like it would've been so easy to prevent.I hope I described that so that it makes sense.As for some of your other concerns...I agree that paved would be much more desirable for commuters... particularly along Airport. The current surface is fine when traveling slow... but it's not safe for slick tires travelling 15 mphAnd I'd like to 2nd your comment that streets such as Mueller Blvd should have bike facilities, even if they are in a temporary state. That stretch is getting more and more vehicular traffic...
Dec 15 09 - Presentation to CAMPO Transit Working Group
posted by gregg on December 31st, 2008 8:54 AM
The December 15 meeting contained two technical [wonk alert] rail reports for review: , by the City of Austin, and , aka 'Sausage Link', by Capital Metro. Those of you who are really interested in the details may enjoy these, but flashy pictures of trains will not be found here.There's also a staff review of the proposals on the page. I won't offer opinions or advocacy because I am a staff member.
Airplane Noise?
posted by bob on September 21st, 2008 4:27 PM
I went to Mueller today again for comparison and noticed that the flights were far more spread apart and the planes seemed to stay more to the east side of the housing. Bottom line - it wasn't at all bad today. I guess it changes all the time depending on flight schedules (maybe weekdays are worse around commuter times), the shifting of winds and the exact path any particular pilot wants to take coming in. Overall, it seems you have to accept there will be noise, it will vary in intensity at times and you must be OK with it. Probably having some music or the TV playing would be enough to mask most planes. Thanks for the feedback!
Children's Museum planning on move to Mueller
posted by M1EK on September 16th, 2008 5:03 PM
Yes, the point is that essentially the entire city can get to the current museum with one bus ride (well, almost the entire city). Very few people will be able to get to Mueller with one bus or train ride - ironically, most of those who can will be those who live downtown.
Children's Museum planning on move to Mueller
posted by paulsjv on September 16th, 2008 3:56 PM
Hi Mike! You're here too eh? Fun! Just look at it this way the 2012 price will be off set by the bus routes they'll have and the commuter rail! Of course it'll take forever to get to the museum that way and have a ton of transfers but hey you'll be able to make it out there sooner or later using public transportation! [:ohh:]
Austin Light Rail Meeting Tomorrow morning
posted by Murmur on September 6th, 2008 9:04 AM
Austinist has an update on the meeting...According to Fox 7, residents who went to the first public meeting to discuss the proposed streetcar system were concerned that the city's plan to run the streetcar in the same lane as car traffic on Manor would slow the streetcar down and make it less popular. The city says that at 60 feet wide, Manor can't support a streetcar and regular car lanes. We're no mathamagicians, but 60 feet seems wide enough for two streetcar lanes and two or three car lanes. Some residents suggested that the streetcar run down MLK instead of Manor. That plan would be an improvement over the current one - MLK has more capacity and it would also allow riders to transfer to and from the MLK stop on the commuter rail line.The Downtown Plan team will be having three more meetings next week to discuss streetcar. Details after the jump.Riverside CorridorMonday, Sept. 8, 2008Time: 6 PM to 8 PMLocation: Montopolis Recreation Center1200 Montopolis Dr.UT/Mueller/Manor Road AreaTuesday, Sept. 9, 2008Time: 6 PM to 8 PMLocation: Rosewood Recreation Center1182 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.Downtown Core AreaWednesday, Sept. 10, 2008Time: 6 PM to 8 PMLocation: City Hall Council Chambers301 W. 2nd St.
Re: Austin Light Rail Has "Gone Dormant"
posted by M1EK on July 24th, 2008 7:16 AM
The danger is that a shared-lane streetcar running on the right street (Guadalupe) will actually perform worse than a dedicated-lane system running on a worse street (San Jacinto) because of traffic (streetcars in shared lanes are even worse than buses). And without the huge ridership boost you get from the suburban portions of the 2000 light rail line, there isn't enough expected ridership to take away a lane on Guadalupe. (There's nobody in the city who wants that more than me, but it ain't gonna happen).The key to McCracken's plan is that it uses a vehicle and technology that can go to Guadalupe later; whereas commuter rail is a complete dead-end (can't go anywhere else).
Re: Aaron Moved to Mueller, pt 6.
posted by aaron on July 21st, 2008 8:39 PM
We've got a town center community task force meeting as well as a plan sponsered by a proactive master planner. I believe the town center task force is meeting soon, but I'm not on it. Can someone who's on it speak up and give an update?Mike, I think what offends people here is not just the open debate that you start (which I kind of like in a way), but the one sidedness to all your comments. Basically, according to you, everyone is wrong and stupid and you are always right. As someone once told me when I drunk posted in response to one of your diatrades (sp?), "I'd been Dahmused"Another thing I find somewhat offensive is the carpet bombing of incorrect statements on any blog or article containing a post about Mueller. It's almost like we are you personal nemesis and you seem to think you are a one man army hell bent on saving the world. It's to the point where I can accept a few universal truths. 1) Even though McDonald's taste like cardboard, you can never find one devoid of customers, ever. 2) The cost of gas will go up and 3)M1EK is going to rattle some sabers on any Mueller blog post.
Re: Aaron Moved to Mueller, pt 6.
posted by M1EK on July 21st, 2008 5:57 PM
Dude, if you don't want comments, - it's an implicit invitation for others to share their points of view.I did y'all the courtesy of checking out Mueller's implementation so far even further before shooting my mouth off more - may I invite you to do the same with the old Austin neighborhoods you're supposedly modelled after? I can make some suggestions about places to check out if you like.The porches are nice, albeit a bit small for my taste. The town center MIGHT come along someday, IF the economy holds up, and IF a bunch of people keep their eye on the ball, and IF IF IF. Ask the folks in Leander who were sure they were getting a towncenterful TOD on the other end of the useless commuter rail line how well that went.
July 24 hearing on 2030 Transportation Plan
posted by ret1ree00 on July 12th, 2008 9:53 AM
The following information is posted on TxDOT's site at http://www.txdot.gov/news/021-2008.htm.
Weird Window Cleaning
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Zen Electronics - Custom Home Theater
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PromiseLand Learning Center
MOMS!! Mother's Day Out Program starts Aug 15! Register by June 30. Near Mueller. Also offering full-time care, 6 weeks-5 years.
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