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Under a plan scheduled for implementation later this year, a transit pass will mean access to the city's bikeshare system.
Austin Monitor
May 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Some cities are leasing entire hotels to provide rooms for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to infected people, to allow for safe and supportive isolation away from family or household members who risk being infected.
Medium – Bloomberg Cities
Feature
May 7, 2020, 7am PDT
Several cities have modeled an economic recovery that centers environmental justice. Political will is necessary to ensure a safer and healthier future for all communities.
Joan Fitzgerald
April 26, 2020, 7am PDT
Successful urban highway deconstruction projects have swapped highways for boulevards and saw economic, public health, and urban design benefits. Will more cities opt for highway removal programs over reconstruction?
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
April 15, 2020, 8am PDT
Trends pre-dating Covid-19 showed housing affordability slipping away from many residents in Texas. The pandemic will likely only exacerbate the trend, according to this analysis.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
March 11, 2020, 12pm PDT
New light rail lines, dedicated busways, and expanded bus and commuter rail service are on the Project Connect menu.
KUT
February 12, 2020, 12pm PST
In 2015, Austin, Texas adopted a Vision Zero goal to reach zero traffic fatalities.
Smart Cities Dive
January 16, 2020, 6am PST
The public got its first taste of the ambitions of the Project Connect transit plan in the state capital of Texas.
KXAN
December 2, 2019, 7am PST
November saw a rendering and news of a groundbreaking for Apple in Austin.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 20, 2019, 7am PST
An entertainment district in Austin will soon be the sole province of pedestrians on busy weekend nights.
Austin Statesman
November 18, 2019, 7am PST
Austin is the latest city in the United States to undertake a massive overhaul of its bus system, designing for a high frequency grid.
Austin On Your Feet
October 9, 2019, 11am PDT
As the company plans to cease operations in a number of markets, carsharing’s future in the rapidly shifting world of mobility is unclear.
Smart Cities Dive
September 22, 2019, 9am PDT
It's not quite citywide speed limit reductions that some Vision Zero cities are implementing, but the city of Austin has approved a suite of speed limit changes.
KUT
August 9, 2019, 10am PDT
In an unusual move, Austin's housing authority is buying apartments on the private market to rent to Housing Choice Voucher holders.
Next City
August 8, 2019, 6am PDT
Startups are increasingly abandoning the suburban office park to try their luck in denser urban cores. According to this study, good transit is one factor behind that trend. But it's not the only one.
CityLab
August 5, 2019, 6am PDT
The question of whether there is space for children in rapidly changing cities was under investigation in two recent studies with somewhat contradictory findings.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
Feature
August 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Urban park planning and design needs to deliver a lot of community benefit from a small amount of space. The lessons that emerge
Claire Hempel
July 22, 2019, 12pm PDT
A proposed pilot program would text six new types of transit ridership incentives in the city of Austin.
Smart Cities Dive
July 19, 2019, 6am PDT
Over a year after Capital Metro in Austin overhauled its bus system design, the system is bucking national trends and achieving growth in its ridership numbers.
CBS Austin
July 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
More cities are leveraging technology to better manage one of the most confusing and congested spaces in the public realm: the curb.
Smart Cities Dive