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We work to help everyone walk and bike around Austin safely, comfortably and conveniently as they travel to work, school, run errands, exercise and have fun. Our street design projects improve city streets to better serve people of all ages and abilities as they drive, walk, bike and take transit.

The Arterial Management Division of the Austin Transportation Department works to manage mobility and safety for all modes of travel on Austin’s arterial roadways. Arterials are roadways that are intended to carry higher amounts of traffic at a higher speed than neighborhood streets.

The Austin Transportation Department regulates ground transportation services within Austin to enhance safety and provide access to service for all users.

The goal of the City of Austin Parking Enterprise Division is to make access to curb space convenient and user-friendly through the regulation of public parking spaces.

The right of way (ROW) is the area owned and/or controlled by the City and typically includes the street surface, sidewalks, and grassy areas between pavement and property lines.  The boundaries of the ROW will vary depending on the physical conditions at any given location.  Click here to view an image of the ROW.

The Signs & Markings division is responsible for installation and maintenance of signs and street markings for the public in order to provide for the purpose of guiding, warning, or regulatory traffic by providing safe and efficient movement of goods and services.

Smart mobility involves deploying new technology to move people and goods through our city in faster, safer, cleaner, more affordable and more equitable ways.

The Transportation Development Services Division provides review services to developers/applicants and their consultants on all aspects of transportation associated with a proposed development/redevelopment.

The Transportation Systems Development team is responsible for long-term transportation planning for the City of Austin, coordinating long-term planning efforts with other jurisdictions and agencies, and managing transportation demand management programs.