New Bike Safety System in the Works

The growth in Austin’s bike network has been a boon to cyclists who want to get around on two wheels, but bike crashes do still happen – particularly at night. A City of Austin Public Works employee, Robin Camp, is setting out to reduce those crashes and hopefully save lives. Camp, whose brother was hit […]

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 Vision Zero Actionable

You may have heard about the City’s Vision Zero initiative, a plan to reduce traffic deaths to zero. While much of the work around achieving that goal revolves around engineering, policy, and enforcement, a big part of it also depends on the community. With that in mind, the Austin Transportation Department and Austin Police Department […]