Come walk through the handsome results of Austin’s Great Streets Program, a nationally recognized program to enhance and elevate the pedestrian realm, with 18-foot wide sidewalks, street trees and furniture, and much more. For 15 years, this award-winning program – funded in part by private development and parking meter revenues, and partly by CIP funds – has been transforming Downtown public right-of-ways into great public spaces. Great Streets are created according to six guiding principles: streets as places, interactive streets, multimodal travel, balanced usage, pride of place, and public art.
Jim Robertson, City of Austin, Urban Design Division Manager
Humberto Rey, City of Austin, Great Streets Program Manager
This tour will travel on foot. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, wear comfortable business casual attire, and bring sunscreen. Refillable water bottles will be provided.