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“About two to three miles is the sweet spot where it really can be more efficient and faster to take a bike,” said Annick Beaudet, a City of Austin planner who had previously worked as bicycle program manager for the city.
Annick Beaudet, manager of the Austin Transportation Department’s Systems Development Division, said the new plan will extend 10 years and aims to create the next set of transportation projects after the completion of the city’s $720 million mobility bond approved last November.
Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard chats with Austin Transportation Department Director Rob Spillar and Transportation Systems Development Division Manager Annick Beaudet.
“[The city] is investing in choices and making sure we can have viable transit, viable bikeway networks, viable walking conditions so that everybody doesn’t have to own a car,” Beaudet said. “That helps a lot with affordability.”
The city is working on creating its first long-range transportation plan since 1995, and the plan will head to City Council for approval in early 2018. That plan will identify the next set of projects that could be funded through a future transportation bond. The potential improvements could include increased road capacity but also recommended bicycle, sidewalk and transit network improvements, said Annick Beaudet, manager of the Austin Transportation Department’s Systems Development Division.
Amid Austin's rapidly growing population, traffic congestion has become a greater problem. Experts at Wednesday evening's CodeNEXT discussion said a revised land development code could help. Mobility was the subject of Wednesday night's CodeTALK-a panel series that discusses how CodeNEXT, the city's four-year, $6.2 million effort to rewrite the land development code.
Driving should be better by Thursday morning as well, at least across a specific stretch of South MoPac Boulevard.