Welcome to the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan community. The Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP) will guide Austin’s transportation mobility and safety investments for the next 10+ years and will shape our city for generations to come. As you know, transportation isn’t just about getting from one place to another as fast as possible; it’s about safety, experience, quality of life, equity, health, affordability and so much more. The ASMP will address all of those things and will serve as an umbrella document, encompassing all modes and services, to present a seamless and integrated guide for Austin’s future.
The ASMP team is excited to get started on this much-needed transportation plan and wanted to give you a few quick updates:
1. The project website is up and running and will be a great resource to the community throughout this process. Check it out at Austin Texas.gov/ASMP.
2. We have started with a “soft launch,” meaning the project team is meeting with thought leaders in the community, attending meetings to provide background, and encouraging people to look out for ASMP action in early 2017. If you represent a group such as a neighborhood or business association, interest group, or other, and would like to request a briefing, please email ASMP@austintexas.gov with the name of your group, date and time of the meeting, and the format (i.e., AV availability, time constraints, etc.).
This spring the project team will host a large community event with our partners at Capital Metro to formally kick-off the community engagement component of the ASMP and Project Connect. Rest assured, however, the ASMP project team is mining past planning processes, such as Mobility Talks, the Bicycle Master Plan, the Corridor Planning processes, etc., to see what you’ve already told the City. The project team isn't letting your past involvement go to waste.
3. The ASMP and Project Connect teams have formed the Multimodal Community Advisory Committee (MCAC). This Committee is an informal group of residents, thought leaders, stakeholder group representatives, industry representatives, and mobility experts that will provide guidance to the process. While the MCAC is not a formal voting body, their insights into communities throughout Austin is crucial and their input is exponentially valuable to our process.
The MCAC’s first quarterly meeting of 2017 will be Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the AT&T Executive Room on the First Floor of the Long Center (701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704). More information about the MCAC is available on the ASMP website.
We are excited to get the ball rolling on this effort. Please help us spread the word and get people excited about this effort. Sign up for emails here and stay tuned to our website for more information coming soon.
The City of Austin wanted to take a moment to say “Thank You” for engaging with the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan from an early stage, whether you’re doing so because you are on a City Board, Commission or Committee, participate as a leader in a community group, or have self-identified as someone who is passionate about Austin and wants to be involved in this process. Your interest and early commitment to engage with this effort is so appreciated.
In addition to technical and industry experts, we are relying on you, the Austin community, the eyes and ears of Austin’s transportation system, to influence us, point us in the right direction, give feedback, support us and challenge us, so that the end of this process results in a plan that represents all of Austin.
Please help the Project Team spread the word about this project; tell your friends and family why the ASMP is important and why it matters to you, and encourage more people to join the effort.
If you have any questions about the project or process, please feel free to contact the ASMP team by emailing ASMP@AustinTexas.gov.
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