Whether it be a trip down the street to a local farmer’s market, catching some live music, or exploring the city, we believe transportation options are a way to connect people to their families, friends, and their community at large. With friendly faces and a personalized touch, our aim is to decrease single-occupancy car trips and increase the use of transportation options through community outreach and education to help you explore the city in a whole new way! Sign up for a Smart Trips Austin Toolkit to get started and meet our team members today!
Jolene has been an Austinite for three years and an avid bicycle commuter for almost 10 years. She comes to the Smart Trips program as a recent Masters graduate from UT, where she was studying community and regional planning. Jolene wholeheartedly believes that active transportation options can change lives and greatly benefit our communities. You can often find her riding a bike to Mañana on South Congress for coffee and pastries or to Barton Springs for a relaxing dip.
Jorge is an advocate of transportation options. In an effort to lead a healthier lifestyle and conserve resources, he sold his car a few months ago and hasn’t looked back. Now he walks, rides his bike, takes public transit, uses Ride Austin, car2go, and even gets rides from strangers. He reports feeling happier, healthier and more productive. “Getting rid of my car has, in an unexpected way, improved my quality of life, and I want to share that with everyone.”
After living in Austin for 14 years, Myles has a firm grasp of the spirit and personality of the city. For most of his adult life, he has used transportation options, at one point traveling over 14 miles on a daily commute for work. New to the transportation scene, Myles wishes to parlay the skills gained over years of Service Industry work into meaningful work through transit equity for locals and their communities. You’ll usually catch Myles riding down South Congress on his single speed bicycle, sampling all of the candies at Big Top old fashioned candy shop.