Smart Trips Austin is an active transportation options program that aims to reduce single occupant vehicle trips and increase trips taken by foot, bike, bus or shared car. The City of Austin and Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) are working together to encourage Austinites to consider more sustainable options for getting around town. These options can help you improve your health, save money, avoid traffic congestion and keep Austin a clean and beautiful place to live.
What is Smart Trips: Central South Austin?
Smart Trips: Central South Austin brings the Smart Trips program to 13,000 residents living in the Zilker, Bouldin and Travis Heights neighborhoods, as seen in the map to the right. The program will kick off in October 2017 and run through January 2018.
How did you choose the Smart Trips: Central South Austin community area?
In order to be successful, the Smart Trips Austin priority community needs to have transit access, bicycle routes, shared mobility services, and destinations that are accessible by foot. Several geographic focus areas were evaluated using these criteria and we are proud to launch Smart Trips: Central South Austin.
How does Smart Trips: Central South Austin work?
Households in the Zilker, Bouldin and Travis Heights neighborhood will receive a Smart Trips order form and survey by mail when program launches. Households can order resources like maps, brochures, and special rewards. The Smart Trips Options Team will deliver the resources in a Smart Trips Toolkit tote bag by bike, bus, or carpool within a few weeks of receiving the order form. The program will also host events, like walking tours, bike rides, and transit adventures. The program includes a participant survey at the start of the program and after the program, which allows the City of Austin and Capital Metro to understand what worked and what could be improved.