The ACT Plan is on hold

The Austin Core Transportation (ACT) Plan – which is studying transportation connections into, out of, through, and within downtown Austin – has been paused to allow increased coordination with and integration of several major downtown projects: Project Connect, I-35 Capital Express Central and the Palm District Planning Initiative.

Why do we need the ACT Plan?

A lot has changed since the last time we set our mobility vision for downtown Austin! Since then, there have been big changes in:

  • Public transportation and bicycle planning
  • Highway improvements serving downtown
  • National best practices for urban street design
  • New technologies, like electric scooters

Downtown is the center of our region, and many people live, work, and travel there each day. With all these people in limited space, downtown presents unique opportunities and challenges. By improving travel options downtown, we will be closer to reaching Austin's goal of 50% of commuters doing something other than driving alone to work.

What will this plan do?

The ACT Plan will unify downtown mobility efforts and help us make decisions about our transportation network. It will include a list of projects to help us achieve our vision and a framework for different types of streets. The ACT Plan will be a key implementation tool for the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan.

How can you get involved?

When the ACT Plan picks back up, the ACT team will once again be reaching out to the community! Check back here to learn how you can participate in the ACT Plan. Contact us by emailing or stay up to date by signing up for the Austin Mobility Newsletter.

Before the pause, the ACT team met with and presented to a few groups in the early stages of plan development:

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