It’s no secret that Mayor Steve Adler’s upcoming $720 million Smart Corridor Plan will have a lasting effect on mobility in Austin. His preferred bond package is focused around transforming some of our busiest roads into Smart Corridors. The streets in the Smart Corridor plan are the ones we drive on all the time: Airport Boulevard, East Riverside Drive, North and South Lamar, FM969 & MLK, and Burnet.
Almost half (49.6%) of Austin’s population lives within two miles of these streets, and they were not built to carry this much traffic. If we can turn these old state highways into Smart Corridors, we’ll be improving traffic congestion in a way that makes transit more effective and attractive and makes biking and walking safer and more convenient.
But just how effective will these Smart Corridors be in your day-to-day commute? With these helpful PDF’s you can find out how much time you’ll save at major intersections with (and without) major changes being completed.
For more information, you can read the full corridor program reports here:
If you’re curious about how these roads will become Smart Corridors or want to learn more, you can read our article, “How Clogged Roads Become ‘Smart Corridors.'”