2019 National Planning Conference

Austin's Local Mobility Annual Plan (LMAP)

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 4:15 p.m. - Saturday, April 13, 2019, 5:30 p.m. PDT

CM | 1.25

Activity Type: Educational Sessions

Activity ID: NPC198008

Location: 2007

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Examine public infrastructure investment decisions through a collaborative infrastructure planning process that engages stakeholders and policymakers.
  • Learn about using Geographic Information System (GIS) tools to analyze and communicate objective prioritization criteria for infrastructure investments for the Sidewalk, Safe Routes to School, Urban Trails, and Bicycle Programs.
  • Find out about developing and deploying ArcGIS Online mapping tools for coordination among City of Austin departments, programs, and external partners (such as CapMetro) using smartphone and tablet based applications.

MORE SESSION DETAILS

In November 2016, Austin, Texas, decided to go big or go home. On the ballot was the $720 million mobility bond. It would dedicate:
• $101 million to regional mobility projects
• $482 million for corridor improvement projects
• $137 million for local mobility projects. Those comprised Sidewalks, Safe Routes to School, Urban Trails, Bikeways, Intersection Safety/Vision Zero, and Sub-standard Streets/Capital Renewal.

And the city won and received funding! The planning put into the Sidewalk Master Plan, Bicycle Master Plan, and Urban Trails Master Plan worked out well, and the demand for walkable areas was met at the polls.

What was next? Coordination! But Austin did not have a mechanism in place to coordinate potential projects with other departments and programs until the Public Works Department and the Austin Transportation Department co-hosted a charrette in fall 2017.

This session provides an overview of the 2017 charrette, how smartphone- and tablet-based Geographic Information System (GIS) tools were used for coordination, analysis, and planning; and the successes and lessons learned from coordinating with multiple city departments and external partners.

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Session Speakers

Alison F. Mills
City of Austin Transportation Department
Austin, TX

Coleen Gentles
The City of Austin, Public Works Department, Sidewalks and Special Projects Divi
Austin, TX

John H. Eastman, AICP
The City of Austin, Public Works Department, Sidewalks and Special Projects Divi
Austin, TX

Janae Spence
The City of Austin, Public Works Department, Community Services Division