Tag Archives: Austin City Council Mobility Committee

Friday, June 4, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

E-bikes, pandemic boost MetroBike ridership

MetroBike, the city’s rebranded bike share service, saw two consecutive months of record ridership this year, driven by a pandemic-era bike boom and a new fleet of e-bikes.  “This year, we hit record numbers for the past few years,” Chad…

Friday, May 28, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

As temporary Healthy Streets close, permanent version prepares to open

As Austin’s Healthy Streets program winds down, with less than four miles of the temporary slow streets remaining, the city is preparing a new pilot program for 10 permanent Healthy Streets. The pilot will “test the application of our Healthy Streets…

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Cap Metro details early TOD planning for areas near Project Connect stations

At last Thursday’s Mobility Committee meeting, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials previewed a key part of Project Connect – creating land-use plans for areas near stations.  By guiding the development of affordable and market-rate housing, the plans aim to ensure…

Monday, March 15, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

TxDOT reveals early plans to accommodate I-35 caps

Discussion at Thursday’s City Council Mobility Committee meeting showed both the Texas Department of Transportation’s intent to accommodate caps over Interstate 35 and city leaders’ will to make it happen. TxDOT said all three of the design alternatives for the…

Friday, March 12, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Big changes coming to Airport and North Lamar with reallocation of 2016 bond funds

Complete makeovers to two prominent streets have moved up the city’s to-do list. North Lamar Boulevard between U.S. Highway 183 and Rundberg Lane and Airport Boulevard between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and U.S. 183 are slated for reconstruction by…

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

A long time coming, Red Line Parkway could be completed by decade’s end

The City Council Mobility Committee heard an update on the Red Line Parkway last week, one of the city’s most anticipated urban trail projects. Austinites can look for significant progress on the trail this year with new segments under development…

Monday, January 25, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Mobility Commission hears plea not to widen I-35

“BE IT RESOLVED,” read Urban Transportation Commission Chair Mario Champion, “the UTC urges TxDOT in the strongest possible way not to widen I-35.”   This recommendation, along with many others from the Urban Transportation Commission, amounts to the city’s first official…

Friday, January 22, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Mobility Committee hears update on Proposition B plans

At Thursday’s City Council Mobility Committee meeting, city staffers described what 2021 has in store for the numerous projects funded by Proposition B, the $460 million active mobility bond that voters passed overwhelmingly in November.  Staff members across several city…

Thursday, January 21, 2021 by Harrison Young

Mobility Committee to receive annual update on bond fund plan

At today’s meeting, the City Council Mobility Committee will discuss the Mobility Annual Plan, a document that explains how mobility bond funds are used citywide. The meeting is part of a larger annual effort to incorporate public feedback into the…

Friday, November 20, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

City prepares next steps for Bergstrom Spur trail

After holding a virtual open house on the Bergstrom Spur this summer, the city’s Urban Trails Program, in collaboration with the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is finalizing planning concepts for converting the abandoned…

Friday, October 9, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

City revises street impact fee plan

After years in the making, the city has proposed a modification to the street impact fee program out of a desire to simplify the process and maximize benefits in the city’s eastern crescent. Instead of calculating impact fees individually based…

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…

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…

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by Samuel King

Pilot program will clear cars from Rainey Street on weekend nights

On weekend nights, Rainey Street can be crowded with cars, scooters and pedestrians. Pretty soon, only one of those groups will be allowed on the street. The city of Austin is getting ready to shut down Rainey Street to vehicle…

Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Mobility Committee advances push for safe railroad crossings

A long-standing concern with pedestrian and bicycle safety at railroad crossings has earned support from some City Council members, but questions about equity and process may temper hopes of swift improvements. Since October 2018, both the Bicycle Advisory Council and…

Monday, June 17, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Capital Metro sets out to better define Project Connect

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is moving into the second of six phases leading up to a possible 2020 referendum on Project Connect. With preliminary engineering contracts already awarded for the two high-capacity routes and the board set to award…

Friday, June 14, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Street impact fees making their way back to Council

Austin Transportation is proposing a one-time street impact fee for new developments to help the city pay for its growth in an equitable and transparent way. After releasing a draft study earlier this week explaining how fees would be calculated…

Friday, March 1, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

ASMP roadway project strikes a nerve

The Austin Strategic Mobility Plan is already causing a stir in the community since being released Feb. 22. After a two-year process that allowed residents to comment on potential corridor projects, a handful of community members feel ignored by the…

Friday, December 7, 2018 by Ryan Thornton

Scooters: Committee calls for clear rules

The number of dockless scooter operators wanting a share of the Austin market continues to rise. This week, Austin welcomed the latest entrant, Lyft, with permits for 1,500 authorized units, pushing the total number of authorized scooters (not the number…

Monday, October 15, 2018 by Ryan Thornton

City, Cap Metro ready to consider transit before, not after, construction

For most of its existence, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority has struggled to create a coherent service network in a city that has been largely developed without public transit in mind. This historical pattern now appears, after decades of political…

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