PARK(ing) Day is Coming

PARK(ing) Day is coming up on Sept. 15, and is a chance for the public to reclaim, reimagine, and reinvent parking spaces as temporary miniature parks, or “parklets.” PARK(ing) Day is an annual, worldwide event which generates public engagement and critical dialogue on the need for public, open spaces in urban areas. Thinking of organizing […]

Vision Zero Improvements Mean Safer Streets

As part of the Vision Zero Program to end Austin traffic fatalities, the Austin Transportation Department (ATD) has completed a safety improvement project around the intersection at North Lamar Boulevard and Rundberg Lane. The upgrades include medians designed to reduce left-turn crashes, a new pedestrian hybrid beacon, a traffic signal with pedestrian crossings, high-visibility crosswalks, […]

Making the Streets Safe for All Travelers

Last week, two separate incidents highlighted the need for policies like Complete Streets and Vision Zero – and for drivers to be vigilant. In separate incidents, two Austin Independent School District students were struck by vehicles as they exited their school buses. Thankfully both students are OK, but both were too-close encounters in a city […]