Austin weather is getting too hot. It's getting too hard to move around. And Austin needs to get back to being affordable.
In fall of 2019, we drafted a plan of proven transportation infrastructure investments that could actually fix our issues.
We are a group of bus riders, cyclists, and pedestrians that have been active on Austin transportation issues for a while now.
We call our plan the Wheel Deal. It will give you new choices, save you money, and help the planet.
In the summer of 2020, the Austin City Council placed the main components of our plan on the November ballot as Proposition A and Proposition B.
Our plan will cost roughly a dollar a day for the typical Austinite. Once complete, our plan will give you, your family, your friends, and your co-workers a vast new set of options to move around: light rail, frequent buses in dedicated transit lanes, bikes in their own protected lanes, as well as extensive sidewalks and shade to make it easy to use these new wheels.
Our goal is to move people, not cars. We want to help as many Austinites as possible get new options to conveniently get around town, so that they drive when it's actually the best choice for them, not because there are no other good options.
Under our plan, many families would be able to go car-lite and cut a car from the household budget. We all already spend so much on car payments, insurance, repairs, gas, and the taxes to maintain all of the roads, signals, and law enforcement that goes into a car-first strategy.
That's why the Wheel Deal is good for your family's bottom line. And it's also the right thing to do.