Launching 20/20 Mobility Solutions

Screen shot 2014-09-17 at 11.21.39 AMMost everyone will agree traffic is a huge problem in Austin. We are spending more time stuck in traffic than ever and less time doing, well, everything else. Congestion is affecting our quality of life and it’s hurting our economy.

Yet people recognize traffic is really a problem only in the morning and evening – the rush hours when people need to get to work or school. When they’re sitting in the car by themselves, people don’t realize that they are the traffic. And most people believe the solution is simply to build more or wider roads.

We do need to build more transportation infrastructure, and some of that may be roads. But building roads alone won’t save us from traffic becoming much worse. We must also find ways for more people to use options and many fewer people to drive alone during rush hours.Screen shot 2014-09-17 at 11.19.11 AM

So, in order to keep traffic moving and keep Austin a great place to live and work, Capital Metro, the City of Austin, The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Movability Austin, Austin+ Social Good, and the Thrival Company have teamed up to help those who make up the biggest part of rush hour traffic: employees going to work.

What is the 20/20 Mobility Solutions Initiative?

We provide free help for employers to make it easier and more attractive for their employees to get to work using mobility options. When companies offer mobility options – transit benefits, telework, ride-share, cycling, flex-time, and more – they give employees the ability to do more with their time instead of sitting in traffic. Providing mobility options can also make businesses stronger, more successful, and better places to work.

How Can My Employer/Business Participate?

Be a part of the solution! Visit us online, take the pledge, and learn how mobility solutions can help your business succeed: www.mobilitysolution.org.

Read more here, or watch the video below.

 

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