New sidewalks are funded both by private development and through City of Austin Capital Project Delivery projects. When a new private development project is constructed, the developer is required to provide sidewalks. This requirement also applies to most redevelopment projects. City CIP projects that involve full street reconstruction also generally include pedestrian and sidewalk improvements. 

In addition to the City CIP program, there are also standalone sidewalk construction and rehabilitation projects. These projects are typically funded through voter-approved bonds but may also receive funding from state and federal grants and from sidewalk Fee In Lieu.