The 2025 Austin Metropolitan Area Transportation Plan guides planning for the future of transportation in Austin.
The Austin Core Transportation (ACT) Plan is an update to the 2002 Downtown Austin Mobility Plan. Since 2002 there have been significant changes in the mobility landscape, which include updated planning for different travel modes; technological updates to metered parking; and the rise of new mobility services. This update will serve as a decision-making tool for transportation planning, project development, operations, and demand management, with the goal of making decisions more transparent and predictable for all stakeholders.
The Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP) is Austin’s new city-wide transportation plan. This plan will make it easier to get around Austin for years to come. Learn more about the ASMP.
El Plan Estratégico de Movilidad de Austin (ASMP, por sus siglas en inglés) es el nuevo plan de transporte para toda la ciudad de Austin. Lea más en nuestro sitio web español ASMP.
Corridor Mobility Preliminary Engineering Reports
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.
Creative crosswalks use colors, textures, and patterns to enliven city streets as engaging and safe places for people. They can be designed to reflect the special character of a neighborhood, mark the gateway to a district, or otherwise create local identity and pride.
Creative crosswalks highlight marked pedestrian crossings. In addition to being fun, they can raise awareness of pedestrian safety.
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) Program is a request-based program used to improve the quality and safety of neighborhood streets 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.
Micromobility (previously known as dockless mobility) refers to scooters, skateboards, or other compact devices designed for personal mobility. These devices are often electric and can be either privately owned or part of a shared micromobility service.
Micromobility is distinct from bikeshare and personally owned bicycles. It also does not describe electric personal assistive mobility devices, such as electric wheelchairs, or medical devices.
Neighborhood block parties give neighbors a chance to connect, enjoy the public realm of the street, share information, and celebrate events together. The City of Austin encourages residents and neighborhood groups to organize block parties on their nearby residential streets through the program application process.
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. Typical Vision Zero programs contain five strategic elements: education, engineering, evaluation, enforcement, and policy.