Posts Tagged: KAB

LAB Clean-Up, A Team Effort

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 […]

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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 […]

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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” […]

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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. […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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, […]

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