City Council adopted the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan today, putting in place a new, comprehensive transportation plan for Austin.
“The Austin Strategic Mobility Plan is truly a major milestone for Austin’s mobility portfolio,” said Robert Spillar, P.E., Austin Transportation Director. “The plan responds to Council’s strategic direction to solve mobility issues by addressing the multimodal needs of our community, offering our residents and visitors new, affordable opportunities to travel through and around our city.”
The ASMP is Austin’s first locally focused transportation plan. It replaces the 1995 regional Austin Metropolitan Area Transportation Plan in guiding the City’s transportation policies, programs, projects, and investments. It also amends the transportation element of Imagine Austin, the City’s comprehensive plan. Carrying out the ASMP will build connections, improve our current systems, increase accountability, and plan for Austin's long-term transportation future.
The ASMP covers critical policies including transportation safety, demand, infrastructure, operating our transportation network, health and environment, supporting the community, and implementing the plan. It also includes interactive maps for the entire city on roadway capacity projects, sidewalk prioritization, public transportation, the bicycle system, urban trails, the high-injury network and more.
“This plan is a culmination of public engagement efforts and is informed by what we heard from the community,” said Annick Beaudet, Austin Transportation Assistant Director. “We are excited to carry out the plan and envision it to be responsive to our community’s changing mobility needs over time.”
The ASMP was informed by a robust public engagement process that began in late 2016 and included feedback from roughly 10,000 community members. Feedback was also heard through boards and commissions, public hearings, and, ultimately, City Council action.