The conversation regarding a possible 2016 mobility bond took a step forward this week with a recommendation from the Bond Oversight Commission toward bond language that includes funding for the Bicycle and Sidewalk Master Plans as well as corridors including IH35. Continue reading Bond Oversight Commission Approves Recommendation Including IH35 Corridor Funding
At its April meeting, NCINC2 heard a presentation on Scenic Austin’s campaign against the introduction of digital billboards to Austin. NCINC2 has voted to support the Scenic Austin position, delivering the following letter to City Council and staff: Continue reading NCINC2 Supports Scenic Austin Opposition to Digital Billboards
As the public outreach survey draws to a close, the City of Austin will shortly consider the feasibility and content of a 2016 Mobility Bond.
NCINC2 has joined over a dozen non-profits, environmental groups and advocacy organizations in supporting the Get Austin Moving Coalition. Continue reading Mobility Bond Discussion Marches Along
Bike Austin asks for your support in asking the City to fully fund the 2014 Bicycle Master Plan and high priority projects from the 2009 Sidewalk Master Plan. Please consider adding your name to their petition here: http://ourstreets.bikeaustin.org/ Continue reading Petition to Fully Fund the Bicycle Master Plan
Mobility Talks, the Capital Planning Office’s latest public input initiative, comes on the heels of Council voting to direct staff to determine option for a future mobility bond, including the possibility of a bond this November.
This winter, TxDOT issued a public survey regarding its I-35 Aesthetics Plan between Rundberg Lane and Woodland Avenue. The results of this survey, published this month and featuring over 1900 responses, are available here.
NCINC2 participated in the working group that pushed for Connectivity, Green Infrastructure, Sustainability and Walkability to be added to the themes of corridor design. Continue reading Connectivity, Nature, Green Infrastructure Dominate Public Response to TxDOT Aesthetics Survey
All members of City Council were on hand Wednesday evening at the regular meeting of the Mobility Committee to hear a presentation on options for a 2016 delivered by Assistant City Manager Robert Goode and to discuss next steps for a possible 2016 referendum. Continue reading City Council Ponders 2016 Mobility Bond
This week, the Texas Tribune reported on the Texas Transportation Commission’s new $1.3 billion plan targeting congestion at some of Texas’ most problematic roadways, including several projects in Austin along the IH35 corridor. Continue reading TxDOT’s $1.3 Billion Dollar Plan to Reduce Congestion (by adding more traffic)
It has been a busy week for Austin’s transit community after Mayor Adler hinted last Tuesday at a possible bond referendum for I-35. While specifics of this referendum have not been addressed, it appears likely that local money would be applied toward capital projects as part of TxDOT’s Mobility35 plans. Continue reading Mayor indicates 2016 I-35 Bond on the horizon