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Want to Get Confident Riding? Try Beginning City Cycling

The Summer heat is dropping, which can only mean one thing… perfect biking weather. Whether you want to ride on your own, with a partner, or a group, this clinic will prepare you.

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How to Get There: Springdale General Edition

A community of makers and creatives, Springdale General hosts a variety of small to medium businesses from coffee roasters to non-profit organizations, and casual eats to tech startups. If you want to get there without circling a gravel parking lot, use this guide!

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Moovin’ and Groovin’ | Back-to-School Transportation Tips

Mornings can be hectic, but we can help you get there! The time of year has come and Austin’s youth are headed back to class. We put together some helpful tips on how to get to school safely using your feet & pedaling by bike – so you don’t have to rely on a car! 

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Smart Tips for Summer Bike Commuting

It’s August in Texas which means one thing, it’s HOT! As temps rise many bike commuters find it hard to continue spinning to work. Here are a few Smart Tips for beating the heat on your summer commute.

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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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