The 2025 Austin Metropolitan Area Transportation Plan guides planning for the future of transportation in Austin.
The City is developing a new city-wide transportation plan, the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP). The plan will expand the vision of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan into actionable mobility-related goals and objectives to guide Austin’s near- and long-term transportation investments. The planning process to develop the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan launched in fall 2016 and is being coordinated with other mobility planning initiatives.
Corridor Mobility Preliminary Engineering Reports (PERs), or Corridor Plans, are a tool the City of Austin uses to assess a specific corridor’s mobility and safety deficiencies, and identify a vision for the long-term future of the corridor based on anticipated growth and City of Austin transportation policy.
Special crosswalk paving treatments can break the visual monotony of the asphalt or concrete pavement and highlight crossings as an extension of the pedestrian realm. Creative crosswalks are a great way to showcase the culture and history of a neighborhood or serve as gateways to key civic, commercial and mixed-use areas.
The goal of creative crosswalks is to work with the community to install safe, cost efficient and low-maintenance painted crosswalks by using a combination of colors, textures, scoring patterns to liven up an existing marked crosswalk.
In February 2018, the Austin City Council approved to pilot a blended dockless and station-based system starting in Fiscal Year 2017-2018, following a pubic engagement process to inform the components of the demonstration pilot program. The demonstration pilot would allow companies approved by the Austin Transportation Department (ATD) to operate a limited number of dockless bikes and scooter on Austin streets.
A Dynamic Speed Display Device (DSDD) measures and displays the speed of vehicles approaching the face of the device. Typically, a speed limit sign is included with a DSDD to advise drivers of the speed limit at that point on the roadway. The Rotating DSDD Pilot Program is intended to be another tool in the ATD traffic engineering toolkit for ongoing speed monitoring.
The Local Area Traffic Management program (LATM) is a request-based program to improve the quality and safety of neighborhood streets. This is achieved by installing traffic calming devices along the requested street segments. These devices may include, but are not limited to, speed humps, speed tables, speed cushions, roundabouts, median islands, chicanes and bulb outs.
Austin is required by Texas law to designate a Non-Radioactive Hazardous Materials (NRHM) Route for non-radioactive, hazardous cargo traveling through Austin. The Austin Transportation Department is currently in the process of identifying this route.
A Parking and Transportation Management District (PTMD) is a defined geographic area that may include a mix of retail, entertainment, commercial, medical, educational, civic and residential uses in which City Council finds that traffic flow on public streets requires a higher level of management than commonly provided and determines that parking meters will facilitate traffic flow objectives.
A Parking Benefit District (PBD) is designed to improve availability of on-street parking while promoting walking, cycling and transit use.
The Austin Pedestrian Safety Action Plan provides a comprehensive strategy for addressing pedestrian safety in service to a more walkable environment that contributes to Austin’s vision for a sustainable, socially equitable, affordable and economically prosperous city. The plan offers 21 key recommendations in engineering, education, enforcement, evaluation, policy/land use, and partners/funding to reduce and eliminate serious injury and fatal pedestrian crashes in Austin.
Austin’s Residential Permit Parking Program is an initiative designed to give residents a better chance of finding an on-street parking space in their neighborhood.
Austin bicyclists can track trips, rate their rides, and help the City use and improve a “comfort map” of bicycling routes in Austin with the Ride Report app. See the map here and download the free iPhone or Android app.
Smart mobility involves deploying new technology to move people and goods through our city in faster, safer, cleaner, more affordable and more equitable ways.
The Austin Transportation Department is one of several governmental departments and agencies responsible for building, maintaining, and planning transportation in Austin. Here is a list of our partners and a little bit about what they do.
The Transportation Safety Improvement Program is housed within Transportation Engineering Division and plays a lead role in oversight, analyses, delivery of critical engineering safety improvements and implementation of Vision Zero’s engineering action plan.
Vision Zero is an international movement that aspires to reduce the number of people who die or are seriously injured in traffic crashes to zero. Austin’s Vision Zero Action Plan defines a community-wide approach to reach this goal by 2025. It contains five strategic initiatives: Education, Engineering, Evaluation, Enforcement, and Policy.