Raquel Mena is a rock star and the instigator of our first clean-up of 2014. While we have been working to keep the LAB I-35 underpass in a reasonably glass and trash free condition since early 2011, Raquel is the first person so far to e-mail me and say that the site is a mess
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Public Bike Parking Facility Beautification Recap
After a long and patient wait while permits were waved and plants and soil secured we completed the landscaping project at 11th and Navasota! The goal of the project was to beautify the two un-landscaped ROW areas adjacent to the 11th and Navasota public bike parking island (concrete platform with 4 bike racks). We excavated
Ground Breaking News (literally)
Our proposed LAB 4th Street/I-35 Bikeway Landscaping Project is alive! This has been a year in the making and ground has finally been broken. Not only will this result in a much more attractive space, it will make it easier to de-litter the area during our monthly/bi-monthly cleanups. This project was initiated as a way
Public Bike Parking Facility Beautification (East 11th and Navasota)
We have been awarded a Keep Austin Beautiful grant to beautify a public bike parking facility in East Austin! The goal of the project is to beautify the two un-landscaped ROW areas adjacent to the new 11th and Navasota public bike parking island (concrete platform with 4 bike racks). We will need to excavate 2-3”
KAB Volunteer Spotlight
From the most recent Keep Austin Beautiful newsletter: Have you ever noticed trash on the sidewalks when you are walking or biking downtown? Thanks to Christopher Stanton, executive director of the non-profit the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, you probably see a lot less. Christopher has organized over 35 cleanups with KAB in the past two years.
Clean Sweep 2012 (resounding success)
We participated in our 1st Clean Sweep event today (which was the 27th annual event hosted by Keep Austin Beautiful. We targeted our 3 adoptions for some special treatment today with the help of additional volunteers. 18 volunteers participated and were split across the LAB 4th/I-35 Underpass, Nueces (5th-MLK) and Rio Grande (12th-24th). We picked
Rio Grande Reconstruction Project Ribbon Cutting
The Rio Grande ribbon cutting event for Austin’s first “Green Lane Project” is on Monday, April 23rd. The ribbon cutting ceremony is at 3:45pm with the inaugural bike ride on this new cycle track following at 4:30pm. This stretch is part of our Rio Grande adoption though Keep Austin Beautiful.
27th Annual Clean Sweep
Clean Sweep is KAB’s annual citywide cleanup that takes place all over Austin. In 2011 there were 136 cleanup locations all around Austin (31 zip codes) which collected over 25 tons of trash (from public spaces) and over 45,000 cigarette butts! This year 2012 it is occurring on Saturday, April 14 and we will be
SXSW Is Gone, And Now So Is The Trash It Left Behind On The LAB Underpass
Today’s cleanup took a bit longer than usual due to the amount of junk scattered across the bikeway and the surrounding area. Everything on the ground has been picked up but we left the posters on the pillars for the memories.
Keeping Austin Beautiful on Nueces and Rio Grande
We are expanding our commitment to keeping major bicycle thoroughfares attractive, accessible, and litter free in Austin through our new two year adoption of Nueces street. The target stretch runs from 5th to MLK (1.0 mile) and is one of two streets that combine to form the Downtown Bike Boulevard. Unlike the LAB underpass adoption,
The Cleaning Continues
We finished our 2nd 2012 clean-up of the Lance Armstrong Bikeway 4th street/I-35 underpass. Gloves, broom, and shovels were brought and the bag of trash was carted away by bike trailer. There was a surprising amount of glass this week, but not anymore!
2011 KAB Litter Abatement Award Winner
Keep Austin Beautiful (KAB) has posted the list of the 2011 KAB Award Winners and we brought home the gold in the Litter Abatement category for our work on the LAB 4th Street I-35 Bicycle Underpass! Throughout the year we performed regular (~bi-monthly) cleanups (debris, trash, glass, dirt removal). The site was slowly transformed from