2016 Smart Trips: Central Austin
The Smart Trips: Central Austin program offered transportation resources, events, and communications to 12,600 households living between IH‐ 35 to the east, MoPac to the west, Koenig to the north and 38th street to the south, covering City Council Districts 4, 7, 9 and 10, as shown on the map at right.
The goals of Smart Trips: Central Austin were to:
- Decrease single occupancy vehicle trips by 5‐10% among participants in the priority community.
- Increase trips made by walking, bicycling, riding transit and carpooling by 5‐10% in the priority community.
Click here to see the 2016 Smart Trips: Central Austin program results and final report.
Download walking materials for Central Austin by clicking on the links below:
- Central Austin Community Map – Custom map of neighborhood destinations, bus and bike routes, and recommended neighborhood strolls
- Explore Rosedale Stroll Map – Use this map to explore destinations like Ramsey Park, the Moore-Hancock Farmstead, and the Yarborough Library
- Explore North Loop Stroll Map – Use this map to explore destinations like Waller Creek, the North Loop IBIZ District, and a Little Free Library
- Explore Hyde Park Stroll Map – Use this map to explore destinations like the Elisabet Ney Museum, Shipe Park, and the Hyde Park historic District
- Stroll Map References
- May 2016 Newsletter
- June 2016 Newsletter
2015 Smart Trips: North Austin
Smart Trips started in North Central Austin thanks to a grant from the American Planning Association’s Plan4Health initiative supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This program focused resources in the area defined by US 183 to the south, Braker to the north, Metric to the west and Cameron/Dessau to the east. The focus of this pilot program was to improve public health by increasing access to physical activity and healthy food. A complimentary food planning effort took place alongside the Smart Trips program, led by the Office of Sustainability.
With health as the primary driver, the goals of the pilot program were to:
- Increase awareness of active transportation choices;
- Increase physical activity; and
- Increase positive attitudes towards use of active transportation.
Check out the results of the program here: Smart Trips North Austin Pilot Program Final Report Summary.
Download transportation resources for North Austin by clicking on the links below:
- Explore North Austin and Beyond: A community Map with major bus routes to and from North Austin as well as key destinations such as schools, medical clinics and parks
- Walk, Bike & Roll Map with bike routes and bus routes serving North Austin
- Stroll Map of a pleasant walking route connecting you to the library, grocery store, recreational center and park
- Bike Smart Austin: Tips, techniques and street smarts to make your ride safer (English / Español)
- Walk Smart: Tips on how to be safe while walking (English / Español)
- Shared Services: Information on ride sharing options, such as carpool apps, in Austin
- January 2016 Newsletter
- March 2016 Newsletter