Austin's Local Mobility Annual Plan (LMAP)

What You'll Learn

  • 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 criteria for infrastructure investments for the Sidewalk, Safe Routes to School, Urban Trails, and Bicycle Programs.
  • Learn how ArcGIS Online mapping tools were used for coordination among City of Austin departments, programs, and external partners using a smartphone and tablet-based applications.

More Course 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.

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.

Coordination was next, 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 course 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.