57 minutes | Apr 23, 2021

Accelerating Austin Active Mobility w/ Council Member Paige Ellis

Show Notes:In the past three episodes in a row now we've explored the theme that transforming our cities into safer, more inviting places that support and promote a culture of activity is hard work that requires strong leadership and competence at all levels. Council Member Paige Ellis is a fabulous example of a passionate, caring city leader who looks for opportunities to learn from the experiences of other cities, exhibits courage in taking big bold actions for the collective good, and embraces the use of small incremental infrastructure tests, tactical urbanism if you will, to move with a sense of urgency while evaluating the benefits and feasibility of more permanent investments.Austin, Texas is making huge strides in becoming a more walkable and bike-able city for "All Ages & Abilities" and the community's willingness to fund critical improvements bodes well for future generations. Additional Helpful Links:Active Towns Landing Page for this Episode - for access to fun videos and photos Austin's Active Mobility & Safety Bond (2020 Prop B)Austin Strategic Mobility PlanAustin's Project Connect - Transit PlanHealthy Streets - AustinAustin Active Transportation & Street Design DivisionBikeshare - MetroBikeActive Towns Podcast w/ Roland Kager Bike Transit IntegrationPeopleForBikesAustin NL Study Tour videoActive Towns Podcast Episodes about Study Tours w/ Zach Vanderkooy and Meredith GlaserHealthy Streets shortieShow Credits:Audio Production by Active TownsA not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping communities create a Culture of Activity.Creative Commons License: Attributions Non-Commercial No Derivatives 2021Please consider supporting the Active Towns Podcast by making a donation or becoming PatronTo sign up for our monthly newsletter, scroll down to the form at bottom of our home pageBe sure to check out our video podcasts on our YouTube ChannelYou can reach John Simmerman by email at john@activetowns.org Music: Various Logic Pro X mixes by John Simmerman★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
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