Austin: Turn Your Big Brains to Finding Opportunities to Repurpose and Remake Space for People

There have been some incredible new pedestrian and bicycle designs in the past decade, from New York City’s rebirth of an old and abandoned elevated rail line into The High Line:                   and NYC’s reinvention of parks and pedestrian and bicycle interactions:           […]

Creating Change, One Street Corner at a Time

The intersection at East 6th and Waller Streets grabbed the attention of Austinites earlier this month when the City used delineator posts and some bright paint to transform – at least temporarily – a mundane intersection into a bike and pedestrian-friendly crossing. Here’s how it came about: the City had received 311 calls asking for […]

People Walking Downtown: Forgotten or Getting Better Everyday?

Virtually every person going downtown by auto, bike, bus, or train ultimately becomes a person on foot. Foot for foot (pardon the pun) sidewalks can allow one and a half to three time as many people (1,100 to 2,000 people per hour) to move compared to a lane for cars. Plus, there is no parking […]