This winter, TxDOT issued a public survey regarding its I-35 Aesthetics Plan between Rundberg Lane and Woodland Avenue. The results of this survey, published this month and featuring over 1900 responses, are available here.
NCINC2 participated in the working group that pushed for Connectivity, Green Infrastructure, Sustainability and Walkability to be added to the themes of corridor design. These themes were overwhelming favorites to the voting public with 65% of respondents supporting Connectivity, 64% for Nature, 55% for Green Infrastructure, 43% for Sustainability and 38% for Walkability. The report concludes, “the top three aspects of Austin culture respondents would like to see incorporated into the I-35 Aesthetics Guidelines are 1) connectivity, 2) nature, and 3) green infrastructure.”
Landscape design, green space and arts also rose to the top of responses regarding the future look of IH35.
The working group is now tasked with reviewing TxDOT design responses to this survey.