Author Archives: JGA

There’s no free kicks

City-owned land should maximize resident happiness. The City of Austin’s Hancock Golf Course, located in central Austin. Image courtesy of Brandon Tucker. 

Posted in Development, Economics, Fiscal

City Bond 2018

My proposal for the City of Austin’s 2018 infrastructure bond.

Posted in Fiscal, Housing, Transportation

CodeNEXT Cake

A high-quality CodeNEXT result requires diligent measurement.

Posted in Development

Housing Target

Austin’s new housing plan restricts housing supply and puts units in the wrong places. Its recommendations will accelerate the carving out of Austin’s current middle-class residents.

Posted in Housing

Cars Count

The “Go Big” mobility bond will increase the single-occupant vehicle share of Austin work commutes.

Posted in Transportation

Tovo Connection

A letter to Council Member Kathie Tovo about Connections 2025. The subsidy per passenger for current CapMetro services.

Posted in Transit

Make Austin Roads Great Again

City Council’s mobility bond embraces futile road populism instead of much-needed mode shift. City Council’s mobility bond funds the corridor plan that will expand this section of FM 969 from four to six lanes. The design speed is 50 mph.

Posted in Development, Transit, Transportation