Trails and Bridges
A Whole New Way for Austin to Connect
Just imagine: a continuous path that moves you effortlessly from The University of Texas all the way to Lady Bird Lake — one where you wind around a pristine creek instead of crowded roads, where stop signs are replaced by shade trees, and playful detours lead to dazzling gardens and perfect patches of picnic grass.
When Waterloo Greenway is complete, three new miles of ADA-accessible trails and bridges will change how we travel through a growing Austin for good. Canopy walkways high in bald cypress groves will crisscross the Creek Delta, creating easy access to Rainey St. and other neighborhoods. Enchanting over-the-creek boardwalks will bring important destinations like Palm Park back to the city, and a floating pontoon bridge at the southern end of Waterloo Greenway will link South Austin directly to downtown.
Just imagine: a continuous path that moves you effortlessly from The University of Texas all the way to Lady Bird Lake
Connecting to the rest of the urban trail network, including the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail and Shoal Creek Trail, this alternative – and likely faster – transportation system will give people room to roam while creating an urban community that’s closer together than ever before.