Transportation

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Advisory council urges city not to give up on safety at intersections

The Austin Transportation Department is combining 2016 mobility bond dollars with other funding sources to build out a citywide bike network, while the city’s Bicycle Advisory Council wants the department to rethink its approach to bicycle safety at intersections.Last week,…

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Ellis attempts to get scooters and other contaminants out of city waterways

When Council Member Paige Ellis was crafting the concept for a clean creeks initiative, she and her staff saw an opportunity to address one of the city’s more visible sources of creek and river pollution.When electric scooters end up in…

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Austin Transportation updates enforcement to keep bike lanes clear of cars

At least in theory, the Austin Transportation Department has long been able to ticket drivers for illegally parking in bike lanes. In practice, however, such enforcement has been inconsistent.The Austin Transportation Department started making hires this week in an effort…

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by Mose Buchele

Austin backs off plans to stabilize Shoal Creek slope after impasse with landowners

The city is abandoning efforts to stabilize a part of the cliff that runs along the Shoal Creek Hike and Bike Trail near Pease Park after landowners up the hill refused to grant property easements needed for the work.Heavy rain…

Friday, January 17, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

City studies higher fines and fees for parking

Around 30 percent of Austin’s downtown traffic congestion can be attributed to drivers circling in search of a parking space. In order to solve that problem, Austin Transportation Department’s Parking Enterprise division has launched an effort to address the specific…

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

City considers new funding sources for light rail transit investment

On Tuesday, in the fifth of seven planned joint work sessions, City Council and the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority discussed the need for innovative funding sources to operate and maintain a regional transit system that may involve the city’s first…

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