The Austin Police Department, along with community partners, will host a 2014 Austin Traffic Safety Symposium on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 6-8 p.m. This symposium is an opportunity for the community to collaborate with state and local agencies and advocacy groups about ways to create safer roadways in Austin. In addition, we look forward to getting input from all roadway users on how together we can and will make our streets and highways safer.
2014 Austin Traffic Safety Symposium
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road, Austin
The goal of the event is to start building a comprehensive framework to address many of the long-term issues contributing to intoxicated, impaired and aggressive driving. Speaker sign-ups will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Each speaker will have three minutes to speak. The public speaking portion of the symposium will start at 6:25 p.m. and end promptly at 7:45 p.m.
Citizen speakers will sign up from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. with introductions and opening remarks by Chief Acevedo.
After introductions, Chief Acevedo will turn the meeting over to our moderator, Robert Wunderlich, who will facilitate audience comments and discussion from 6:25 to 7:45 p.m.
From 7:45 to 8 p.m., Chief Acevedo will make closing remarks and will discuss next steps.
Each speaker will have up to three minutes. We will not allow other individuals to donate time.
Please arrive no later than 5:45 PM. There will be parking spots for panel members in the Palmer Event Center Service Yard. You can access the service yard off Barton Springs Road. Other staff members are welcome to utilize the public Palmer Event Parking Garage, but be warned that there is a $7 charge. You can also utilize overflow parking at One Texas Center (corner of Barton Springs Road and South First Street). Please be advised that there may also be a charge for parking if that garage is staffed.