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Friday, February 22, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Bicycle Advisory Council says UT plan should not preclude safety now

In light of a preventable tragedy resulting in 39-year-old Anthony John Diaz losing his life from being run over by a Capital Metro bus while riding a bicycle on Monday, Jan. 28, the Bicycle Advisory Council is recommending that the…

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Jack Craver

Council members agree: Cars are not the solution

If the Thursday meeting was any indication, every member of City Council believes that the key to fixing Austin’s transportation problems is reducing the population’s reliance on automobiles.Council members peppered city transportation staff with questions and critiques in response to…

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

CAMPO tries to update 2040 plan, is held back by process

Without concrete policies in place, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization could quickly fall short of its goal to incorporate transportation demand management into its 2040 Regional Transportation Plan.Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt presented an amendment of the 2040 plan…

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Adler succeeds Conley as CAMPO chair

In accordance with its bylaws, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization unanimously approved Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s succession to chair of the Transportation Policy Board at the board’s meeting Monday evening.The previous chair, Will Conley, announced his plan to resign…

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Austin traffic deaths outlier in statewide trend

As streets are growing more dangerous year by year in Texas’ largest cities, Austin may be heading in the opposite direction.Data compiled by Pedestrian Advisory Council Member Adam Greenfield indicates that San Antonio and Dallas have experienced sharp rises in…

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by Andrew Weber

Austin records first traffic death involving rented scooter

A 21-year-old scooter rider was killed in a crash last week, says the Austin Police Department. According to the department, it’s the first death related to a rented scooter in Austin.Police say Mark Sands was riding a Lime scooter on the…

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