Transportation

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by Mose Buchele

Austin unveils design for a new bridge on the southern end of Lady Bird Lake

The city of Austin is one step closer to taking down the “last major barrier” on the hike and bike trail around Lady Bird Lake. And according to city street designer Nathan Wilkes, the idea came from the public.The barrier…

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by Samuel King

No cars, but bikes and scooters will be allowed on Rainey Street during weekend closure

Beginning tonight, Thursday, Rainey Street will close to vehicle traffic three nights a week as part of a pilot program to ease congestion.Initially, bikes, scooters and pedicabs were going to be banned during the closure, but staff from the Austin…

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

CAMPO 2040 plan, Stassney Lane overpass highlight common failures of multimodal projects

A recent brief from the Center for American Progress suggests the Austin region’s transportation efforts may ultimately work against its own stated priorities.Kevin DeGood, CAP’s director of Infrastructure Policy and author of the Nov. 13 brief, examined the Capital Area…

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

City, Capital Metro, to consider new vision for Red Line trail

In the past week, the city of Austin and Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority have each passed resolutions to renew interest in creating a 32-mile transit- and trail-oriented corridor with hike and bike trails, parks, and easy access to transit stations…

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Mobility Committee aims to protect streets from parking demand

Parking has been “right-sized” in the draft Land Development Code, though some members of City Council are concerned that could have the wrong effect in some parts of the city.The code rewrite team told Council’s Mobility Committee last Tuesday that…

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Downtown mobility plan reaches next stage of development

The Austin Transportation Department has kicked off the second and final phase of development for its Austin Core Transportation Plan, a document that will serve as a comprehensive guide for downtown right of way management into the future.Leading up to…

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