MobilityATX, an online public forum for Austin’s traffic problems, launched earlier this month. It is a collaborative effort by several community groups, businesses, and Capital Metro.
Over the next three months, MobilityATX will guide several online and face-to-face discussions to solicit the best ideas from the community about ways to improve Austin’s traffic problems. Afterwards, they will present those ideas to city council and other decision makers that have the power to put them into action.
MobilityATX hosted its first livestream discussion recently. Transportation experts presented some short-term solutions to Austin transportation problems. These included:
-better utilization of existing bus lines
-increasing the frequency of bus service in neighborhoods where it already exists
-encouraging flex hours for employees
-experimenting with different short term traffic solutions, like temporary bus or HOV lanes, in order to see what works and what doesn’t
-getting trucks off of I-35
A full video recording of the livestream discussion, as well as a short and sweet recap the event, is available here.
Have your say by adding input on the MobilityATX website today!