Smarter, Safer, Sustainable Commuting Options
Riding an electric scooter on the Lady Bird Lake hike-and-bike trail, and other off-street park paths, is illegal, city officials say. But riding one of the stand-up scooters now available for rent around Austin is legal on most Austin vehicle lanes and in all bike lanes. And what about sidewalks, where the scooter riders are...
There’s some new competition in the short-term vehicle rental market in Austin. California based Bird launched their dockless, electric scooters in Austin Thursday, targeting individuals who need a short “last-mile” trip that may be too long to walk, but too short to drive. As KVUE’s Jason Puckett tested out in the video above, the service works...
Despite transit’s strong safety record, the cultural stereotypes portraying it as crime-ridden and lawless persist. Such stereotypes make transit expansions more challenging and scare away would-be riders. Racism is often deeply embedded in these stereotypes, as a recent Google glitch regarding Atlanta’s MARTA system demonstrated. It is true that, in serving diverse cities and towns, transit systems may expose...
Like several cities around the country, Austin is going to start a new biking program that gives you more freedom. The concept is simple: you can pick up a bike and leave it where you want.
Dockless bike share companies have popped up all over the country over the past several years and after an unsuccessful first introduction in the Austin region, both the city of Austin transportation department and the city of San Marcos/Texas State University have signaled that they are ready for their reintroduction into the region. So what is a dockless bike share and...
Learn how Carrie commutes smarter, helping our region reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions! Carrie carpooling with her husband Andy With no public transportation options between downtown and our home in western Travis County, my husband and I aim to carpool four days a week in an electric vehicle (Nissan Leaf), dropping off and picking up...
Getting your kids back and forth to school safely is a very important task. The chaotic lives of millennial parents can translate to stressful mornings and afternoons, worrying about drop offs, pickups and making it to each house on time. When you’re not the carpool driver, worry sets in when kids are even a couple of...
When people talk the power of CEOs, they generally mean over their businesses, their workforces, political lobbying, or the economy. It’s time to add traffic to the list. That’s right: It might sound strange, or unrelated to business objectives, but CEOs could be the key to eliminating traffic jams.
Friday, March 9, 2018, will be one of the most congested days of the year for Austin commuters as students leave for spring break and visitors arrive for the Spring Festival Season/SXSW. Given this historically busy day, the City recognizes March 9, 2018, as ATX Detour Day to encourage employers and employees, especially downtown, to...
Cedar Park has been pedaling forward with projects that may make it easier for cyclists to move about the city. Two of the city’s projects include identifying routes for dedicated bike lanes and testing out bike-friendly traffic signals.

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