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SoCo: Iconic South Congress (Friday)

SoCo: Iconic South Congress (Friday)

Walk south across the river to South Congress Avenue, a favorite people place for visitors and Austinites. A Public Works project manager and engineer will tell the story of the South Congress Improvement Project.  Facing complex and competing needs to accommodate mobility, stormwater, a retail environment, and the demands of neighborhood residents, this project was many years in the making. Once a hostile pedestrian environment, SoCo is now the street that’s most continually filled with people walking, outside of Downtown. Hear about the cross-departmental collaborative efforts (and conflict resolution) that turned an arterial into  a place to eat and shop, stroll, listen to music, and people watch. See new back-in parking, cycle lanes, transit stops, B-Cycle stations and more.  This tour covers several miles, so be prepared to walk quickly!

Led by:
Mark Schruben and Jennifer Massie-Gore, City of Austin Public Works Department

WalkShop: SoCo, Iconic South Congress

This tour will travel on foot, covering a lot of ground at a brisk pace. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, wear comfortable business casual attire, and bring sunscreen. Refillable water bottles will be provided.