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.
The ASMP is Austin's first comprehensive, multimodal transportation plan, and guides our short- and long-term transportation projects, programs, initiatives, and investments. Adopted in April 2019, the ASMP plans for all the ways we get around Austin. This includes driving, walking, bicycling, rolling and taking public transportation.
Corridor Mobility Preliminary Engineering Reports (PERs), or Corridor Mobility 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 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.
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.
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.
Shared mobility services offer transportation devices for short-term rental from the public right of way. In Austin, there are different types of shared mobility services: shared micromobility and shared vehicles.
Providers interested in operating in Austin can learn more about the regulations, license application process and other requirements.
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 the Austin community's goal to reduce people hurt or killed by crashes to zero with street improvements, policy changes and education. Austin Transportation works to achieve that goal through planning and building a safe multi-modal transportation network in collaboration with City and community partners.