A Traffic Jam You’ll Want To Be In

Join the City of Austin and Capital Metro this Saturday at the Traffic Jam: A Mobility Solutions Workshop for Central Texans! The event will feature presentations, panel discussions, hands-on activities and special appearances by Texas State Senator Kirk Watson, Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Capital Metro President and CEO Linda Watson, ATD Director Rob Spillar and more.

The first 200 people to register for the Traffic Jam Workshop on site will receive free admission to the Bullock Museum. Supervised activities for children will be available, as well as breakfast tacos and beverages. Find out more, including how to take a free B-cycle ride to the event, here.

But wait, there’s more! Another great transportation-related event to check out this Saturday is Hack the Traffic. You’ll be able to use data and technology to help solve Austin’s transportation challenges, whether you’re a first-time hacker or an industry expert. If you’re able to help develop an open-source travel sensor, an awesome analytics tool or beautiful visualizations, your work could be piloted on real-life Austin streets as part of Austin’s Smart City initiatives!

Event co-hosts Austin Transportation Department and the UT Center for Transportation Research will have single-board computers, travel sensors and gigabytes of travel-time data for you to experiment with. They’ll even have tasty local food and beverages to keep you going through the afternoon. Register for #HacktheTraffic on Eventbrite or Facebook.

Be sure to also check out the series of Walk + Bike Talks, taking place from now through April 1 around the city. All meetings are open to the public, and will be a chance to learn more and give feedback about the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and the Bicycle Master Plan.

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