Looking for a way to become more civically engaged? Passionate about emission-free transportation options? Now's the time for you to become a leader in your community.   The City of Austin is looking for new members to join its pedestrian and bicycle advisory councils.    The Pedestrian Advisory Council (PAC)and Bicycle Advisory...

More than $2 million of pedestrian and crosswalk safety improvements are coming to Austin this year. Thanks to some federal funding (matched with City of Austin dollars) the Austin Transportation Department has launched a campaign to install more pedestrian countdown timers (including some tailored for the visually-impaired)...

People over cars. That's the driving force behind a new plan for Guadalupe Street. Unveiled by city staff last week, the plan calls for: Reducing the number of car lanes along Guadalupe Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to 29th Street (along UT's campus) from two lanes in...

There's an election going on right now in Austin and after 12 days of early voting, turnout in Travis County is still less than 6 percent! Here's the deal - Elections are important. Most people seem to understand that, but we also tend to forget how important they are when...

Travis County has decided to put a bond on the ballot this November. Since much of Austin falls within Travis County, this is an important issue and one that you should definitely be paying attention to. Let's dig a little deeper. The Travis County commissioners (kind of like...

Remember last week when we told you about openings on the City of Austin Bicycle Advisory Council? Well, as it turns out, the Pedestrian Advisory Council is looking for new members as well. The Pedestrian Advisory Council (PAC) and Bicycle Advisory Council (BAC) are citizen-led, citizen-elected groups whose monthly meetings serve as...

Your tax dollars have been put to work. The first project funded by the 2016 mobility bond was completed late last month. So what is it? The first project to come out of the bond is the Chesterfield Avenue sidewalk. It's 1,800 feet long, cost $130,000, and connects...

Amid the conversation for a possible November 2016 transportation bond, Bike Austin is advocating for bike and pedestrian improvements as well. They're calling on the Mayor and City Council to put forth a bond that fully funds Austin’s Bicycle Master Plan and all high-priority sidewalks in the Sidewalk Master...