CapMetro & City’s Teamwork Make Dream Work

A few years ago, Capital Metro and the city of Austin teamed up to make our streets work better for everyone who uses them, whether they’re on a bus, in a car, on a bike or on their own two feet.

Cover of Streets for Transit report

The two teams have worked together to install new transit lanes on West 5th, Lavaca and Riverside. But they’ve also completed projects throughout the city that have made our sidewalks more connected and accessible, our bike lanes more protected and plentiful, and our streets safer and more easily navigable.

This kind of close collaboration between city government and the transit agency helped make our Cap Remap bus network redesign so successful and played a part in the passage of both Project Connect‘s Prop A and Prop B’s Active Transportation and Safety Bond in 2020.

We work best when we work together, and Austin’s transportation system works best when it offers people choices for how to get around: buses and trains when they work for you, bikes and walking when possible and cars when that works better for the situation.

The combined team published a report chronicling all of our work this week called Streets for Transit.

Austin Public Library Branches Reopening

Austin Public Library branches are reopening this summer! Ready to roll into summer reading? See below what CapMetro bus route or Pickup zone you can take to get to your branch.

Twelve Austin Public Library branches will be available May 10. All others will open by June 28. The libraries opening next week are: Central, Carver, Hampton Branch, Manchaca, Milwood, North Village, Old Quarry, Ruiz, Spicewood Springs, St. John, Windsor Park and Yarborough.

Here are all APL locations served by CapMetro routes:

NORTH BRANCHES

Little Walnut Creek Branch | 835 W Rundberg Ln | Routes 142, 324, 325
Milwood Branch | 12500 Amherst Dr | Route 142
North Village Branch | 2505 Steck Ave | Routes 3, 324, 803
Yarborough Branch | 2200 Hancock Dr | Routes 3, 803

WEST BRANCH

Spicewood Springs Branch | 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759 | Route 383

EAST BRANCHES

Carver Branch | 1161 Angelina St | Route 2
Cepeda Branch | 651 Pleasant Valley Rd | Routes 4, 300
University Hills Branch | 4721 Loyola Ln | Routes 20, 337
Willie Mae Kirk | 3101 Oak Springs Dr | Route 2, 135, 350
Windsor Park Branch | 5833 Westminster Dr | Route 337

DOWNTOWN BRANCH

Central Library | 710 W Cesar Chavez | Routes 3, 17, 803

SOUTH BRANCHES

Hampton Branch | 5125 Convict Hill Rd | Routes 111, 333
Manchaca Rd. Branch | 5500 Menchaca Rd | Routes 3, 103, 311
Ruiz Branch | 1600 Grove Blvd | Routes 310, 311, 350
Twin Oaks Branch | 1800 S 5th St | Route 105

Planning to use Pickup? The Northeast ATX zone will get you to University Hills or Windsor Park
branches and the East ATX zone can take you to the Cepeda Branch.

Check out our Trip Planner to help you route your next visit to the Austin Public Library!