Show Us How You Wiggle!

We all create favored paths to repeat destinations, which become so routine to us we don’t think twice as we go along. These routes often help us avoid scary intersections, high-traffic streets, or killer hills in favor of something more pleasant and user-friendly. The idea of the “Wiggle” began in San Francisco where cyclists share a famous winding route for getting through the hilly divide. While Austin doesn’t face the same magnitude of “hills,” we thought we’d tap into the local scene for some trip-tips from Austin cyclers to share with our readers.

CameronCameron shares his Wiggle:

I commute three days a week from South Austin to just south of downtown–from the Parkwood Neighborhood to my office near Riverside/IH 35. It’s a great ride and a perfect way to start the morning and top off a full day of work. I usually take Palace to Dittmar and cut through the Greenleaf (Forest Wood Road) Estates/Elm Wood Estates (Elm Forest Road)/Hillside Oaks (Mt. Carrell Dr.) to get to William Cannon. I take a short sprint on William Cannon to get to Emerald Forest Drive and take that for most of the way up to West St. Elmo. The bike lane stops about half a mile short of St. Elmo, so I take Englewood/S 3rd St to bypass Vinson Drive, a slightly safer route. I take St. Elmo east over to South Congress and then hit the bike lanes all the way downtown from that point. I branch off at Post Road/Live Oak and cut through Travis Heights to get to my office near Riverside.

Still struggling with how to get from A to B? Here’s a website that can help you find a safe wiggle that works for you!

Check out the rest of our wiggle series here! We want to hear how you wiggle! Comment below or email us your wiggle at Lauren@MovabilityAustin.org.

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