The Austin Strategic Mobility Plan will not be successful without robust public involvement from the entire Austin community. This includes neighborhood groups, business organizations, special-interest/topic-oriented groups, faith-based organizations, minority groups, organizations serving the underrepresented/underserved communities and those communities themselves, businesses, colleges and universities, other jurisdictions and more.
Throughout the process the Project Team will host and attend multiple events and online engagement opportunities to solicit community input and reaction to the plan/process, and to educate the community about the ASMP.
Past public meetings
March 4, Traffic Jam: A Mobility Solutions Workshop for Central Texans
The City of Austin Transportation Department, in partnership with Capital Metro, hosted the Traffic Jam: A Mobility Solutions Workshop for Central Texans to educate and engage the Central Texas community on Project Connect and the ASMP. The event was held Saturday, March 4, at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. The purpose of the event was to educate Central Texas residents about the ASMP and Project Connect processes, and to encourage and collect participation in both efforts. Click here to read the Traffic Jam Engagement Summary outlining what we heard.
The ASMP team has been meeting with groups and organizations throughout Austin to get them up to speed on the ASMP, what it is, why it’s important, and why we need their input. If you’d like to request a presentation please email the following details to ASMP@AustinTexas.gov:
Name of the group
Date and time of the meeting
Anticipated # of attendees
Amount of time for ASMP on agenda and format (for example: presentation, presentation & Q/A, five-minute “elevator pitch”, etc.)
Will a projector and screen be provided for us to use?
Working with input from other initiatives
One of the key things the City has heard from the community is Austinites are tired of talking about their priorities and concerns, they want action and a plan to implement those priorities. To that end, the ASMP team has begun mining past engagement processes for themes and common goals and objectives; we're looking at what the community has already told us as a launching point for this effort. For example, we have started reviewing data from Mobility Talks, during which City staff analyzed past public engagement efforts to identify common themse related to mobility needs, values and priorities. We will take what we've heard and use it as a starting place for further vetting and refinement as part of the ASMP process.
In addition to mining past initiatives, the City will stay in sync with Capital Metro's Project Connect to ensure a consistent, coordinated engagement effort where input received for one initiative informs and shapes both.