All the News that Fits May 2020
Healthy Streets initiative
The first batch of streets to be closed to vehicular traffic in as part of Austin’s new Healthy Streets initiative will be blocked off beginning Friday.
The streets include Bouldin Avenue, South Third Street and Garden Villa from Bannister Lane to Barton Springs Road; Comal Street from Lady Bird Lake to Manor Road; and the Country Club Creek Trail Extension, which includes part of the trail itself and portions of Wickersham Lane, Ventura Drive and Madera Drive from Mabel Davis Park to Lakeshore Drive.
All three closure areas essentially connect neighborhoods in South Central, East and Southeast Austin to the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, or come within a couple of blocks. That gives people more space to exercise, whether they hit the trail or not, while offering a safer route for people commuting to the downtown area on bike or on foot.
The streets will be blocked off with signs, cones or barricades to discourage vehicular traffic except for area residents, emergency vehicles and deliveries, Austin transportation director Robert Spill said in a memo to the mayor and City Council.
“The first batch of Healthy Streets will be closely monitored to ensure they are operating safely and meeting the needs of the community,” Spillar wrote
South Congress Parking Strategy
This will have neighborhood impact but especially Yellow and Lavender Sectors.
West Mary St. Notice-CoA notice of repairs to W. Mary St. between Newton St. and East Bouldin Creek . The Mary Street Storm Drain Relief system will help reduce the risk of flooding for several homes within the project area.
Since mailing information about the project, there has been a change in start date. We’re now expecting construction to begin on Monday, May 11, weather permitting. Work hours are currently 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We expect the project to take five months to complete.
More Info HERE http://austintexas.gov/marystorm
South Austin Businesses Open. We have posted an updated list HERE
With businesses opening on May 1st, may need to check their contact information. If y’all have any other information please email
BCNA Steering Committee meeting. Monday May 4, 2020 This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. More information soon.
Note that April Association meeting was canceled!
Note from BCNA Officers
The Association Officers are in discussion regarding having an informal Neighborhood Zoom meeting – one neighbor has an account that can host 100 people (doubt if we would have that many). This would likely be an unofficial meeting, as we’ve already cancelled the actual meeting.
Please stay tuned – hoping we can get something going.
Thanks, Ronnie D, Treasurer
BCNA virtual Association Meeting was held Tuesday, April 21st at 6:45pm. Along with Steering Committee members we had ~16 neighbors sign in.
An experiment during our weird times.
Hot off the press is the April-May Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form. HERE.
Thanks to John Shobe, our Publisher and Rob Clayton our web admin.,for bringing us into a new world of digital publishing – a potentially more mobile-friendly, color, version of the Bouldin Bulletin.
This issue of the Bouldin Bulletin is to be distributed ONLINE ONLY – in order to prevent unnecessary contact among neighbors and delivery volunteers.
EVENTS DOWN THE HILL
Whether you’re interested in avoiding traffic, parking issues, or strolling to a good time, here are the websites to discover the goings and on of which to be aware:
Note: all meetings subject to change during current health regulations.
BCNA Meeting Schedules:
BCNA General Association Meeting:
2ndTuesday, every other month
BCNA Steering Committee Meeting:
1st Monday, each month
BCNA Zoning Committee Meeting:
3rd Monday each month
Meetings at 6:45pm
The High Road, 700 Dawson Road