Council Wrap: Nighttime bike traffic on trails, Little Woodrow’s secures new home
Hike-and-bike trails after dark
Bicycle traffic will now be allowed on the hike-and-bike trails along Lady Bird Lake, Shoal Creek and Johnson Creek after 10 p.m.
Council approved the measure during Thursday’s meeting.
Original plans would have allowed hikers and bikers to use the trails around the clock, but some council members were concerned about public safety.
The Austin Police Department estimated enforcement would have cost at least $3 million a year.
A new home for Little Woodrow’s
New Little Woodrow's location
Little Woodrow's is wedging into a new home in Central Austin.
The council voted 5-2 to allow the bar and restaurant to take over a former real estate office on Burnet Road near Koenig Lane.
Neighbors and a couple of council members worried the parking demands for Little Woodrow's would overwhelm the lot and nearby neighborhood.
The building is within five square feet of being required to have a couple dozen more parking spaces.
Bar owners anticipate many of their customers will walk from their homes. Construction will begin in the coming weeks.
Texas Gas Service rate increase on hold
Texas Gas Service customers in Austin get to wait a bit longer before facing a rate increase.
The council approved a 45-day delay before the gas rate increase takes effect.
It won’t be until May 27 when Texas Gas customers within Austin city limits will see the interim rate adjustment hit their bills.
The money is to cover the cost of nearly $4.5 million in improvements Texas Gas Service made in its Central Texas service area.