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New effort launched to crowd-source traffic issues

April 29, 2015

Austin leaders are asking for residents’ help in coming up with transportation solutions.
According to recent U.S. census data, approximately 110 people move to the Austin area each day. While the city’s skyrocketing population brings growth for the local economy, it also brings a wealth of frustration for commuters on increasingly congested roads—not to mention areas like Oak Hill that were already traffic sore spots before the new influx of drivers.

But with more people also comes more ideas—that’s why Austin-based non-profit Glasshouse Policy launched MobilityATX, a three-month initiative that invites Central Texans to provide policy solutions and ideas to improve transportation in Austin. The most popular community-generated ideas will be delivered to city and municipal government officials.

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