May 11 is Austin Don’t Rush Day

On March 11, traffic was expected to be even heavier than usual due to an influx of SXSW traffic and a coinciding visit by President Obama. In fact, some people predicted an outright “carmageddon.” After all, traffic on a regular day in Austin is no picnic. Add a couple hundred thousand people and a presidential […]

Ticketing Our Way to Pedestrian Safety?

News came out recently that the Austin Police Department hopes it can help make a dent in pedestrian fatalities by increasing its ticketing power on highways. APD has said that while there’s an existing ordinance that prohibits pedestrians from crossing I-35 and U.S. 290, there’s not an updated version that applies to 183A, S.H. 130, […]

Friday Lunchtime Fun in Downtown Austin

One of Austin’s most walkable neighborhoods is Downtown, and this spring there are a few good reasons to walk and use other options to get to lunch if you happen to live or work there (or both). The Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) is hosting a Downtown Street Fair every Friday through June 3. The festival […]