HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR

JANUARY

  • The City of Austin is selected as one of 10 Big Jump Project cities to double bicycle ridership in the next three years from 2017 to 2020.

FEBRUARY

  •  Austin Transportation launches a community conversation series called Walk + Bike Talks.

MARCH

  • Austin Transportation launches the #ATXOnTheRoad message contest, asking residents to submit their most clever safety messages to run on the city’s dynamic message signs.

  • Austin Transportation and Capital Metro host the Austin Traffic Jam, officially launching the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan and Project Connect.

APRIL

  • Austin Transportation invites stakeholders to lunch and a discussion about street impact fees at the Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Austin.

MAY

  • Austin Transportation partners with the Central Texas Clean Air Coalition to host the Air Quality Awareness Week Breakfast.

JUNE

JULY

  • Austin Transportation installs and operates bicycle signals at 12 intersections in Central Austin.

AUGUST

  • Austin Transportation dispatches crews to Victoria, Texas, to aid in post-Hurricane Harvey efforts to repair traffic signals and road signs.

SEPTEMBER

  •  Austin Transportation encourages businesses and organizations to participate in PARK(ing) Day by transforming parking spaces into pocket parks for a day.

OCTOBER

  • Austin Transportation releases the latest version of the Austin Bicycle Map.
     

  • Austin Transportation releases the Smart Mobility Roadmap, which discusses the future and implications of shared, electric and autonomous vehicles.
     

  • Austin Transportation launches Smart Trips, a transportation demand management program, in Central South Austin.

NOVEMBER

  • The City of Austin surpasses its 20% target of building the all-ages-and-abilities bicycle network as outlined in the 2014 Bicycle Plan. As of November 2017, the City of Austin has 256 miles of on-street bicycle facilities.

DECEMBER

  • Austin Transportation installs “Texas Sunset,” a creative crosswalk on Guadalupe Street, by the University of Texas.
     

  • Austin Transportation reports significant decreases in crashes at four intersections after safety improvements, with decreases as much as 60 percent.
     

  • PeopleForBikes, a national organization for bicycling, names two of Austin’s bike lanes among ten of the best in the nation: MoPac Mobility Bridges and Third Street.