Implementing A New Way Forward

The most recent Great Austin Chamber of Commerce Luncheon may have been on April 1, but Mayor Adler’s speech was serious, substantive and focused on implementation and new ways to solve challenges in Austin. No April fools joke! He started by pointing to Austin’s ability to get on Top Ten lists. The Austin brand is […]

The Bikes are Coming! The Bikes are Coming!

Whether this perversion of Paul Revere’s famous cry strikes fear in your heart or your pulse quickens with excitement, there is a growing body of evidence that the problems with more people bicycling pale in comparison to the benefits for everyone. Everyone has heard the complaints: Bicyclists are unpredictable, unsafe, disrespectful of others; Bicycle facilities […]

SXSW: A Case Study for our Next 70,000 Residents?

The crowds may seem like a distant memory now (or maybe one you are trying hard to forget!), but just a few weeks ago, 70,000 festival-goers flooded into Austin for SXSW music, film, and interactive. While some locals opted to leave town or just stay home, our visitors got into and around downtown by train, […]