Photo taken at: UT Turtle Pond
Google announced this week that it spun off their self-driving car division into a new company within the Alphabet umbrella, Waymo. With the announcement, they also announced that they completed the first driverless event on a public roadway—transporting a blind gentleman alone in the car—in 2015 in my neighborhood.
I’ve enjoyed our little
I just moved a fridge from a neighbor’s house to mine three blocks away—by pushing it on a dolly.
Congratulations to Class of 2016. Tonight, at The University of Texas at Austin, the annual commencement on the Main Mall culminates four, five, six, seven, maybe eight years of academic work in a festive ceremony, complete with fireworks.
The Mall is ready.
On their summer menu, Kerbey Lane Cafe is featuring chicken and pancakes: Two cinnamon-beignet pancakes topped with fried chicken breast pieces with a maple buffalo sauce and sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Texas is planning on installing their first modern roundabout on an Interstate frontage road near me. Just east of the intersection is my development, the old Austin airport, that will at full build house ~10,000 people and employ ~10,000 people. The development includes big box retail, the area’s children’s hospital, medical research campus, “town center” walkable commercial, etc.
Per TxDOT, the traffic load for the intersection being rebuilt is projected to increase so much by 2020 that they would need to build a triple left-turn lane to keep it flowing under the traditional model. Instead, the propose adding an Interstate bypass lane for frontage road traffic not needing 51st St access and a roundabout that looks pretty intelligent at first look.
This intersection, though, has seen a lot of changes over the year, mostly negatively impacting the intersection. [Read more…] about 51st and IH-35