The City is developing a new city-wide transportation plan, the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP). The plan will expand the vision of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan into actionable mobility-related goals and objectives to guide Austin’s near- and long-term transportation investments. The planning process to develop the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan launched in fall 2016 and is being coordinated with other mobility planning initiatives. Following a robust community engagement and technical evaluation and coordination process, staff anticipates bringing the ASMP to the Austin City Council for adoption in early 2019.
The ASMP will include prioritized policies, programs and projects throughout the city of Austin, will be inclusive of all modes of transportation (biking, walking, driving, taking transit, etc.) and will guide Austin's transportation investments for the next 10+ years.
Watch the video below for an animated overview of the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan!
WHY DO WE NEED A NEW PLAN?
Austin is currently guided by the Austin Metropolitan Area Transportation Plan (AMATP), which was adopted in 1995 and does not reflect the vision established in Imagine Austin or where we are as a community 20 years later. Our out-of-date plan puts us at a disadvantage when pursuing funding opportunities for our local projects and does not include more recently adopted plans and priorities such as the Sidewalk and Bicycle Plans, and Capital Metro’s Connections 2025.
WHAT WILL THIS PLAN FOCUS ON?
The plan will include recommended policies, programs and projects to enhance Austin’s transportation network. The recommended strategy will focus on:
Expanding the Imagine Austin vision into actionable mobility-related goals and objectives.
Identifying ways to improve efficiencies in our existing systems, manage demand, and strategically add capacity in all modes.
An integrated approach to planning for all modes of our transportation network.
Approaching transportation access and mobility as essential to quality of life for Austin residents.
Adding performance measures that will track the City‘s progress and ensure accountability.
Considering technological advances shaping the 21st century transportation network.
Who will be involved?
YOU, the City's partner agencies and departments, and other regional stakeholders.
The time is now to give your feedback on the ASMP! The project team has developed three transportation scenarios for Austin and we need your feedback on what you like, what you don't like, and which of the three you think should ultimately guide the crafting of the preferred strategy (a.k.a. THE PLAN!)
Please provide your input on Austin’s mobility future by taking our online survey before May 31st! Your valuable feedback on these three scenarios will help us develop the preferred strategy for the ASMP.
The ASMP launched in 2016 and staff anticipates presenting the draft plan to City Boards and Commissions in late 2018, before going to the City Council for adoption in early 2019. We are currently looking for feedback on three scenarios that will feed into the development of a preferred strategy with our online survey.