KYLE, Texas — The Kyle City Council voted to approve four items that will expand the city's "The Vybe" project, its plan to connect all Kyle neighborhoods to business, recreation and entertainment destinations via an 80-mile paved path.
During the vote, council members approved the funding of engineering services, amending City Code as it relates to The Vybe, and allowing golf cart use on the trail network. The council approved a Citywide Trails Master Plan to create an 80-mile network of trails in September 2021.
“We’re hoping this expansion of our trail system will not only serve as an extension of the city’s park system but also connect people from all over the city to recreation and unique experiences,” said Kyle Mayor Travis Mitchell. “It is ultimately an investment in our residents’ quality of life.”
The goal is to improve connectivity throughout the city by allowing golf carts to make travel easier and safer. The City will add paved paths that are 12 feet wide while also expanding on existing natural trails.
The network will be ADA compliant and lit at night. The network will also have signs to direct users and multiple entrance points to enter on throughout the city.
The paths connect residents and visitors to recreation and commerce via individual "vybes" throughout the trail, where visitors can park to shop, eat and use amenities. The vybes will have Wi-Fi, bird watching stations, kiosks, benches, golf cart parking and charging stations.
The trail system will also intersect with the Emerald Crown Trail, which connects Austin to San Antonio via collaboration with the Great Springs Project.
The initial funding for the project will come from the approved capital improvement program budget, the $2 million bond Kyle residents approved in 2020 for east Kyle trails, and potentially $2 million from Hays County.
Go to the City's website to learn more about the system and take a consumer interest survey.
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