Residents of Bruce Jenner Lane In Austin Uncertain if They Should Change Street Name

Despite the predictable trolls, the reponse to Caitlyn Jenner's high-profile Vanity Fair cover has been largely positive. But for a small group of Austinites it's a bit more complicated. The few dozen residents of Bruce Jenner Lane in South Austin are faced with a bit of a conflict: change the name to reflect Jenner's new idenity, or leave the street as is to avoid the hassle of changing it. KVUE Austin would report:  


While most neighbors say they support Jenner's decision to go by Caitlyn, they hope their street will remain Bruce Jenner Lane since it will be a hassle otherwise.

Caitlyn Jenner's transition made headlines around the world this week, but it's also sparking a conversation we didn't expect in South Austin.

"We just hope that someone is smart enough to realize all the trouble it's going to cause for regular people if you change the name," said homeowner Ray Briggs.

From Google Maps one can see it's not a particular long street, but it’s an interesting predicament nonetheless. :

To change the name, both the city council and at least half of the street's residents must approve it.

Watch the KVUE segment here for more.

#story_page_ below_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.