City launches mobility bond work, asks residents’ priorities
The City of Georgetown is putting together a mobility bond package for a vote by its residents in May 2021. The primary focus areas of this mobility bond are:
- Increasing capacity of Georgetown’s roadway network and bridges with high traffic volume.
- Improving intersections, building sidewalks, and enhancing safety throughout Georgetown to create new connections within and among neighborhoods.
- Coordinating with other planned transportation work, including projects identified in our Pedestrian and Bike master plans, to accelerate delivery to Georgetown residents
Residents will drive the development of this bond, from a citizen advisory committee that will provide final recommendations to multiple opportunities for public feedback before the election is called.
“We’ve made some real progress since 2015, particularly with the opening of Rivery Boulevard, Southwest Bypass, and others, but we know there’s room for improvement,” Mayor Dale Ross said. “We need our residents’ help to pave our way into a future we can all get behind. Your input is critical, so we can prioritize transportation projects that matter most to you.”
City Council appointed 16 people to the Mobility Georgetown 2021 Citizen Advisory Committee at its July 14 meeting. The committee will meet beginning in the month of August through December. Meeting location and details are still to be determined.
The first of many opportunities for public feedback is an online survey that asks residents to share their priorities for the bond. Georgetown residents can take the survey between July 15 and Aug. 15. :Note: the survey was available online and in the lobbies of City facilities, in English and in Spanish but they are all close now. Public engagement during this phase will be limited due to COVID-19 concerns. The committee will use this feedback to inform its decisions about which projects to prioritize and put forward for the bond. Once the committee has a proposed list of projects, the City will again ask for public input.
For more information about the bond process, visit bonds.georgetown.org.