City of Georgetown seeks feedback on bicycle master plan draft

The city of Georgetown is continuing work on its bike master plan.

The city of Georgetown is continuing work on its bike master plan.

An initial draft of a Bicycle Master Plan for Georgetown was presented to Georgetown City Council during a workshop session Sept. 24.

The plan presents a blueprint for future transportation projects or educational efforts to support a safe and well-connected bicycle network in Georgetown, according to a news release.

The proposed system includes several types of bicycle facilities, such as bike lanes on streets, buffered bike lanes, off-street paths and pavement markings or signs to indicate dual use of roads for vehicles and bicycles, the release said.

Key portions of the plan include connections across I-35 and University Avenue; three bicycle loops to provide circulation around the city; central east-west and north-south corridors; and bicycle enhancements to the downtown Square area, the release said. The plan also makes other recommendations, such as locations for bicycle racks, roadway adjustments, activities, signs, maps, and educational efforts to help safely integrate bicyclists into the transportation network, it said.

The draft plan includes findings from surveys conducted in 2016, open house meetings and a survey in 2018, an assessment of current bicycle infrastructure and zoning factors, a proposed bicycle system plan and a set of top-10 priority projects, the release said.

The draft Bicycle Master Plan was developed by graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture with assistance and guidance from city staff as well as other agencies, the release said.

A number of city boards and commissions will review and provide feedback on the draft plan, which is scheduled for adoption by ordinance by the City Council in November and December. In addition, there will be a public open house on the draft Bicycle Master Plan at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown.

The full draft Bicycle Master Plan document, as well as details and updates on board and commission meetings, is posted at


A WoodSpring Suites plans to open in Georgetown in March. (Courtesy WoodSpring Suites)
New Georgetown hotel to have 124 rooms

A WoodSpring Suites plans to open in Georgetown in March.

Georgetown was the first city in Central Texas to offer holiday string light recycling. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Holiday string light recycling available to Georgetown residents through Jan. 31

This will be the third year this service is offered to Georgetown residents.

The Georgetown ISD board of trustees held their monthly meeting at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning, located at 507 E. University Ave., Georgetown. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD releases proposed rezoning for elementary, middle schools

Pickett, Carver and Mitchell elementary schools, as well as Wagner middle school students may see attendance rezoning in the 2020-21 school year.

Design phase to begin on downtown Georgetown parking structure

Progress on the $5 million parking structure at Main and Sixth streets continues.

Garey Park is located at 6450 FM 2243, Georgetown. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
Garey Park draws more nonresidents in 2019 fiscal year despite a higher entrance fee

The 525-acre park opened in June 2018 at 6450 FM 2243 and features hiking trails, an equestrian arena and event center.

Drinks such as this cappuccino can be enjoyed on the game nights and live music events Lamppost plans to host. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lamppost Coffee promoting a comfortable, welcoming new space on the Georgetown Square

Lamppost Coffee opened its second location in Georgetown.

La Plaza looks to sell the freshest produce. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Local Georgetown grocery store La Plaza Meat Market embraces Mexican culture

La Plaza also has a Mexican bakery that includes an assortment of offerings.

The Snow Day at Wolf Ranch event on Jan. 18 will include a variety of activities. (Courtesy Wolf Ranch Town Center)
Do tai chi, yoga, or make a cheese board: Things to do in Georgetown this December and January

Check out this list of things to do in Georgetown in December and January.

Georgetown officials said City Council depends on citizen board members to assist in evaluating local issues in order to help enrich the community. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
City of Georgetown seeking about 100 new board and commission members

The city has 30 active boards and commissions with 220 total seats.

The Williamson County seat is located in Georgetown at 710 S. Main St. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County sees one of the largest year-over-year employment increases in the U.S.

Williamson County continues to see its unemployment rate decline.

Back to top