Engagement Rearrangement

A set of proposals to improve the City of Austin’s community engagement routines.

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Posted in Democracy Reform

ASMP 2020

The Austin Strategic Mobility Plan should be the focus of next year’s City transportation bond, not (necessarily) Project Connect.

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Existing and envisioned mode share from the adopted Austin Strategic Mobility Plan

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Posted in Transit, Transportation

Years or Fears?

A simple arithmetic error threatens the durability of Austin’s new land development code.

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Council Member Casar endorsing a 3x housing capacity multiplier

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Posted in Housing

Money Shift

Achieving a 50% sustainable commute mode share requires a boost in local transit operating funding sources and a focus on productivity-enhancing transit capital projects.

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A system-wide route productivity summary, courtesy of the Connections 2025 plan.

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Posted in Fiscal, Transit, Transportation

The Cronk Capacitor

Without a validated housing capacity model, land development code reforms might not add up to what we think they will.

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A presentation slide from Fregonese Associates highlighting their model’s approach to defining potential housing development

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Posted in Housing

Regrets, we’ve seen a few

In the wake of an obvious mapping error, the CapMetro CEO dodges requests for data transparency and a public version control system.

project_connect_flipbook_riverside_hct_overviewAn overview of the East Riverside corridor, according to the latest Project Connect “flipbook”

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Posted in Transit, Transportation

Paint Job

A zany map highlights Project Connect’s transparency problems.

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Posted in Transit, Transportation