The City of Georgetown is partnering with Capital Metro to get your input on two important transportation topics: sidewalks and transit. An open house meeting to get your feedback on the City of Georgetown Sidewalk Master Plan as well as the Capital Metro Fixed-Route Transit Study will be held on January 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at McCoy Elementary, 401 Bellaire Drive in Georgetown (see map below). Public input on the two transportation topics will happen at the meeting.
Sidewalk Master Plan
At the open house, the City of Georgetown Transportation Department is seeking public input on a 10-year priority list for new sidewalk projects. The list will be submitted to the City Council with the adoption of the Sidewalk Master Plan currently planned for February. To learn more about the project, or if you are not able to attend the open house, go to the project webpage at sidewalksandfacilities.georgetown.org.
The Sidewalk Master Plan process began last April with an inventory of existing conditions, surveys of community residents and partners, and a prioritized project list with associated funding recommendations. In September, the project team gathered valuable recommendations at the first open house. Insights from that open house were incorporated into the project list and prioritization analysis.
The project team for the Plan has identified 144 miles of existing sidewalks in Georgetown with 6 percent rated as excellent condition, 63 percent rated as good, 18 percent as passable, 6 percent with limited failures, and 7 percent as failing or nonfunctional. A $10.1 million cost estimate has been developed for Priority 1 sidewalk projects. Key areas include downtown, the connection to the Southwestern University campus, University Avenue, Second Street, South Austin Avenue, and Old Town Southeast.
Fixed-Route Transit Study
Capital Metro, Austin’s regional transit provider, is co-locating with the City open house to gather input on a fixed route transit service study for the City of Georgetown. Capital Metro staff and consultants will discuss the purpose of the study and get ideas from the community on what is most needed for successful service in Georgetown.
See the location map for McCoy Elementary School: