Austin

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Austin has mostly been planning, designing, and engineering its streets the same way for 20 years. A new Street Design Guide would pave the way for a new era.
KUT
June 14, 2017, 12pm PDT
Advocates for linkage fees as a tool to enable the construction of additional have encountered stiff resistance in some of the country's most populated areas.
The Los Angeles Times
June 12, 2017, 7am PDT
This story about man whose commute to work involves "water like glass" and chirping birds might make car commuters and straphangers envious.
KUOW
June 9, 2017, 1pm PDT
What it means when planners use their words.
The Austin Chronicle
June 1, 2017, 7am PDT
Public transit is evolving to keep up with the conveniences offered by transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. The question is whether it will work for the long haul.
KXAN
May 30, 2017, 10am PDT
A new Texas state law that regulates transportation network companies also overrides more restrictive local regulations, like Austin's requirement for fingerprinting drivers. Austin voters supported the tighter regulations at the ballot box last May.
The Texas Tribune
May 26, 2017, 1pm PDT
The "missing middle" of housing is a concept familiar to many planners, but it's still probably unknown to most of the public. A story for Austin's NPR station could be an indication that the missing middle is entering the public consciousness.
KUT
April 22, 2017, 1pm PDT
NACTO complains that unsanctioned bikeshares are dangerous and inequitable, others counter these companies provide a valuable service that the market has shown a demand for.
Next City
April 11, 2017, 10am PDT
Gondolas seem to find their way into the public transit investment conversation again and again over the years, taking up space and air that could be devoted to more substantive issues of investment, maintenance, and operation.
Streetsblog USA
March 30, 2017, 10am PDT
In short, transit wasn't really there. When transportation network services went down, people felt stranded. Transit friendliness can go a long way.
Medium
March 24, 2017, 8am PDT
In medium-sized cities and suburban areas, it's simply easier to drive your own car in most cases. But shared rides might still have a chance to catch on.
Mobility Lab
March 20, 2017, 2pm PDT
What happens when SXSW stops being polite, and starts getting real?
Next City
March 14, 2017, 6am PDT
Transportation network companies cannot duplicate transit service in outlying communities, argues Ryan Young.
The Daily Texan
March 4, 2017, 5am PST
After a long survey process, Austin looking to update its transit system focusing on frequency on its busiest routes.
Capital Metro Blog
March 2, 2017, 1pm PST
Demolitions in residential neighborhoods have increased quickly in Austin, as property owners upgrade their homes to contemporary layouts. Community Impact newspaper investigates the trend.
Community Impact Newspaper
February 27, 2017, 12pm PST
Denver and Austin were finalists in the competition. Since then, they've found ways to implement their ideas.
Governing
February 20, 2017, 1pm PST
The city of Austin is looking for ways to keep all eyes on the state capitol building.
Austin Monitor
February 3, 2017, 7am PST
It was a big day for planners and planning in Austin earlier this week, when the city released the 1,100-page first draft of the city's new zoning code—the first major revision of the city's zoning doe since the mid-1980s.
Community Impact Newspaper
December 25, 2016, 1pm PST
A decision by the city of Austin to support lower speed limits on some city streets will remain a symbolic gesture until the state allows local governments to establish their own speed limits.
Austin American Statesman
December 19, 2016, 10am PST
Austin planners are considering a law designed to ensure bus service performance by requiring drivers to allow buses to merge after making a stop, but transit advocates point to a body of research that casts doubt on the efficacy of such laws.
Austin Monitor