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Transportation updates—Central Austin, November 2014

Community Impact Newspaper

Date: 11/26/2014 9:50:00 AM

Red Bud Trail bridge over Lady Bird Lake A bridge over Barton Springs Road bridge and Lady Bird Lake will be designed and engineered to replace the existing infrastructure. The city is currently accepting requests for qualifications for preliminary design

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Austin: Achievably Fit


Date: 11/25/2014 2:19:00 PM

Lake Travis and a stretch of The Colorado River that runs through downtown – which boasts The Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake; a gravel path and boardwalk that now expands 10+ miles and sees over 1.5 million visitors annually

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South Shore District's Boardwalk Bazaar

Austin Monthly

Date: 11/25/2014 9:13:00 AM

A celebration of the new boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake and the grand opening of the Austin Music Foundation’s new headquarters at South Shore District, Boardwalk Bazaar featured live music from local favorites, such as Gina Chavez, Soul Track Mind

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April 12: Spring Cleaning

Austin Monthly

Date: 11/24/2014 5:31:00 PM

How to Help Keep Austin Beautiful volunteers can organize creek cleanups and service projects, get involved in monthly Lady Bird Lake cleanups or adopt a street or creek to keep tidy. This calendar is currently not available. exception 'RCalendarException

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Texas university professor adjusts to life in a dumpster as he studies whether people are happier with less

Daily Mail

Date: 11/24/2014 10:45:00 AM

The heat hit 45C in the summer and reaches -5C in the winter. Phase I, which launched on February 4, 2014, included living with no amenities, including sourcing water from Lady Bird Lake, according to his website. Phase II of the experiment will include a

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• River: Colorado River (Texas)
• Surface Area: 416 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 18 feet
Lady Bird Lake, an artificial lake on the Colorado River, stretches more than five miles through the south side of Austin in Travis County (centered at 30°15' N, 97°43' W). Named Town Lake, it was formed in 1960 by the construction of Longhorn Dam and is owned and operated by the city of Austin in cooperation with the Lower Colorado River Authority. The surface area of the lake is 416 acres, and it is used primarily for flood control and recreation. Development near the lake has caused much outcry among those who believe that the area should be left as a "green belt" as originally planned. Located on the lake's shoreline are hotels and apartments, in addition to various civic and recreational buildings and parks, including the municipal auditorium and the Aqua Festival grounds. Auditorium Shores, a scenic part of the south riverbank, was designated a part of the city's beautification plans. The park features gardens, picnic grounds, and a hike and bike trail along the lake. After the death of former First Lady Claudia Alta Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson, Austin changed the name from Town Lake to Lady Bird Lake in her honor.

"LADY BIRD LAKE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed June 25, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on January 31, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Good bank access to Lady Bird Lake is available at Auditorium Shores and Festival Beach Park. Shoreline access is also available at Red Bud Island in the upper end of the reservoir near Tom Miller Dam. The Austin hike and bike trail circles almost the entire lower two thirds of the reservoir offering access to the bank. Unimproved boat ramps are located on the north shore at Festival Beach and behind the Holiday Inn Hotel west of I-35. One additional ramp for boats that can be carried is located across Stephen F. Austin Street from Austin High School.


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