Are We Building Too Much Parking? (Houston Chron) TxDOT proposes converting Hwy. 290 main lane to HOV lane during off-peak hours, will host public meeting in October (Community Impact) Capital Metro: Exclusive pathways necessary for high-capacity transit (Community Impact) Neighborhood road becomes rush detour (KVUE) Austinites to celebrate open spaces this Friday, Sept. 21 for […]
Last November, I was appointed as a member of the Visitor Impact Task Force created by the City Council to look into the positive and negative impacts of tourism in Austin, as well as put together recommendations regarding the potential expansion of the Convention Center. I came in an expansion skeptic but I voted for expansion. Y’all deserve an explanation.
Transportation engineer Ian Lockwood is not only a leading voice within the profession for safer, multi-modal streets, he's also an amateur cartoonist known for skewering the absurdity in the modern transportation industry. Streetsblog is pleased to announce that we'll be featuring a new cartoon from Ian every month.
Burnet County Judge James Oakley, who serves on the CAMPO Transportation Policy Board overseeing transportation planning and coordination for the 2 million residents of the Austin region, publicly called for the lynching of an African American suspect awaiting trial for the murder of San Antonio police officer Benjamin Marconi.
I like to mash up city data. Sometimes it can be extremely revealing. Sometimes it is worthless, but even then, it helps clarify what factors are or are not interdependent and interrelated when it comes to cities. These efforts are necessary for dispelling incorrect conventional wisdom of cities. Such as parking. As I’ll get to. […]