We work to help everyone walk and bike around Austin safely, comfortably and conveniently as they travel to work, school, run errands, exercise and have fun. Our street design projects improve city streets to better serve people of all ages and abilities as they drive, walk, bike and take transit.

Photo of people crossing a crosswalk painted to resemble water

Photo of cyclists using two-way bike lane

The Active Transportation and Street Design Division takes a holistic view of Austin streets. We work to make Austin a safe, friendly and desirable place for everyone as we improve city streets using a Complete Streets approach.

Community Benefits

Our work is grounded in the community values expressed in the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan. We advance biking and walking as a means to advance broad, community-based values and goals.

  • Improve safety: Reduce injuries and deaths on our streets
  • Improve community health and fitness
  • Improving air quality and climate resiliency
  • Expand affordable, equitable travel choices while taming traffic
  • Make streets more attractive places for people
  • Help keep Austin a competitive, equitable, prosperous and desirable place to live

Community Involvement

Our approach is grounded in community engagement and a commitment to meet real community needs. City of Austin bodies that serve in an official advisory role include the City Bicycle Advisory Council, Pedestrian Advisory Council, and Urban Transportation Commission. We also proactively seek out and incorporate community input on individual street enhancement projects. 

Need to report an issue with a bike facility, sidewalk or street? Submit a customer service request by calling Austin 3-1-1 (dial 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000) or submit the issue online.