NORTH AUSTIN -- A new pedestrian and bike trail is set to open Friday morning at 10:00 AM.
Capital Metro, Bike Austin, and the City of Austin will host the grand opening for the Crestview/Highland Trail at the Highland MetroRail Station, with events starting at 7:00 AM.
The .9 mile trail will run adjacent to the MetroRail Red Line on Airport Blvd, with trees separating the trail from traffic. The 10 foot wide concrete trail will connect transit hubs, businesses and the Austin Community College Highland Campus.
Officials say this is the latest step toward making Austin a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly city.