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Parks advocates push $750M bond proposal to add sidewalks, trails throughout city

Parks and transportation advocates hope to put a $750 million bond proposal on the November ballot that would fund many construction projects centered around “active transportation” found in the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan…

“For the bike plan, sidewalk plan and trail plan, Vision Zero and everything else to be funded, that would be more than $100 million per year for the next six years injected into our economy going to primarily local contractors,” he said. “We see it as a substantial economic stimulus to an economy that, while it’s certainly not as bad as some places, Austin has been substantially affected and we have over 10.5 percent unemployment at this point.”

Read more from Chad Swiatecki with The Austin Monitor here.