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This week we had the pleasure of tabling at the Hillside Concert Series at Pan American Rec Center at the corner of 4th and Chicon St. Last year marked the 60th anniversary of the series, the longest running outdoor concert series in Austin. Folks enjoyed the very first Hillside music back in 1958. The Smart Trips team along with fellow Austinites had pleasure of seeing the wonderful Jess Ortegon, George Mercado and Street People live on the beautiful decorated stage.

Thank You for having us Hillside Concert Series!

Thank to everyone at Pan American Rec Center who helps to put on this event for residents every year and thank you to the staff for making us feel welcome and chatting with us. We enjoyed getting to know you!

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Austin Energy Rolls Out New Electric Mobility Rebate Program

Do you ride an electric two-wheel vehicle? Are you considering making the shift to electric bike or scooter commuting? If so, take a look at the ways you can save money and energy. The benefits of electric commuting just got even sweeter for Austinites!

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Weekend Adventure: Keep Austin Playing

Going to Keep Austin Playing and wondering how to get there using active transportation? Smart Trips Austin is here to help! Keep Austin Playing is a free interactive play day put on by Austin Parks and Recreation Department at Palmer Events Center.

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Capital Metro MetroRail Updates 2019

Big things are coming for the MetroRail as Capital Metro is working to increase its frequency, capacity & safety. The Downtown MetroRail Station will be closed for construction and suspend Saturday service starting June 3 until late 2019.

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City of Austin Approves Rules for Micro-Mobility Devices

On May 23, the City of Austin updated the city’s transportation code to incorporate dockless electric scooters and e-bikes. The code includes all “micro-mobility devices,” such as “scooters, skateboards, and other compact devices designed for personal micro-mobility.”

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The New and Improved Smart Trips Launches June 21st

Smart Trips Austin will be bigger and better than ever this year! The program, which will launch in May and last until November, will now provide E-Toolkits to anyone who applies!

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May is Bicycle month! Explore Popular and Safe Routes in Your Area

We hope you will be a part of the celebration and join others in your community by exploring a new trail or even riding to work for the first time! Get a jump start on your bike goals with these four resources that will help you find popular and safe routes in your area.

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April Is Distracted Driver Awareness Month

Between 2013 and 2017, distracted driving contributed to 17% of fatal crashes in Austin. At Smart Trips Austin we want EVERYONE to have the safest possible trip, so here are some smart tips to help you keep your eyes on the road.

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SMART TRIPS AUSTIN IS HIRING TWO OUTREACH AMBASSADORS FOR 2019

Are you passionate about helping people connect to their community? Do you want to have an impact in assisting fellow Austinites increase their mobility by walking, bicycling, scooting, riding the bus, and carpooling? If so, this job is for you!

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Smart Trips Austin is Hiring A Communications Ambassador for the 2019 Program!

Are you passionate about helping people connect to their community? Do you want to play an impactful role in assisting fellow Austinites increase their mobility by walking, bicycling, scooting, riding the bus, and carpooling? If so, this job is for you!

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