Tag Archives: Pedestrian Advisory Council

Monday, April 8, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Reshaping the land development code conversation

Still haunted by the misinformation battles of CodeNEXT, the Pedestrian Advisory Council passed two recommendations Monday, April 1, to help shift the land use conversation and support City Council as it takes up discussion of a new development code beginning…

Monday, March 11, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

City to consider franchise model for dockless mobility

Austin Transportation has been steadily slowing the stream of dockless units coming into the city and is now considering a 50 percent cut to the number of dockless mobility operators licensed to deploy their scooters and bikes.In a presentation to…

Friday, March 8, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

ASMP caught between pedestrian safety and need for speed

The city is promoting an everyone-wins approach to mobility in which maintaining, expanding and even adding car lanes is considered compatible with dramatically increasing use of other transportation modes per capita and cutting the number of annual traffic deaths and…

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…

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

2019 could be the year to end city parking minimums

The Pedestrian Advisory Council is asking City Council to confront a broad spectrum of issues this year with a simple change to the city’s dated land use code.In a unanimous vote Monday evening, PAC approved a recommendation to Council to…

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

One way to protect pedestrians? APD says more ticketing power

More power over more highways.That’s part of what the Austin Police Department hopes to attain in its effort to reverse last year’s record number of fatal car accidents, which resulted in 102 deaths, and limit the number of pedestrian deaths,…

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Sunny Sone

City lacks funding for pedestrian hybrid beacons

Transportation Department staff revealed that the city is out of funding for pedestrian hybrid beacons, leaving a backlog of more than 100 requests for beacons around the city. During the regular meeting of the Pedestrian Advisory Council, staff presented the…

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