Austin has a Bruce Jenner Lane...now what?

Bruce Jenner Lane -- it's in a South Austin subdivision called Olympic Heights. Streets are named after gold medalists like Jim Thorpe, Paul Anderson and Eric Heiden.

Well Bruce is now...Caitlyn.

His street is now...her street.

So now what?

"It has crossed our minds if that would be an issue that people would raise...with changing the street name," said resident Josh Wilkerson.

Wilkerson has lived on Bruce Jenner Lane for about a year. He's hoping it stays just like it is.

"It was Bruce Jenner that won the Olympics and so we think that's what the street name should stay," he said.

John Mann is staying with family on Bruce Jenner Lane but he's moving in with them soon. He says as a Christian, he doesn't support Jenner's transition.

"As for what he's done, I don't agree with it. As for who he is as a person, I love him and I hope that he can do whatever it is that God calls him to do," Mann said.

Like Wilkerson, he feels the sign shouldn't change.

"I totally think that it should stay the same. If that's the name on the medal. It's a neighborhood that's filled with Olympic winners and Bruce Jenner is the one that won the Olympics, not Caitlyn," Mann said.

On the MyFoxAustin Facebook page, the great majority feel the same way about leaving it alone.

Renato Ruiz says "If you're changing the name, change it to Chris Kyle."

Kelly Swain on the other hand says "I think that a Caitlyn Lane would be awesome."

We reached out to the Olympic Heights Board. They told us in a statement:

"If the City Council and residents of our community want to change the name of Bruce Jenner Lane to Caitlyn Jenner Lane, the board has no issue. However; it is something as a board, we are not actively pursuing."

Changing the name of a street is no easy task. According to the City of Austin, a petition has to be signed by the representative of a governmental entity or by at least 50% of the homeowners on the street. And then the City Council gets the final say.

"Probably for just the hassle of changing a street name and what that does to people with the address, I doubt you'd get a 'yes,'" Wilkerson said.

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