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2008 Light Rail Austin Transit in Austin Transportation

I’m withdrawing my support for rail to Mueller

JMVC says this, heart paraphrased, gerontologist a lot, for sale and in fact, I completely agree with him: “Rather than moving to the suburbs and expecting transit to be delivered to you, you should move to areas that are effectively served by transit already, because we’ll never be able to afford to serve all of […]

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Urban Design When Neighborhoods Go Bad

Mueller Grocery – Suburban or Urban?

Woop de doo! This image is from the 2010 presentation of the Mueller “market district”. The big box in the lower right is the grocery store, which is now apparently going to be an HEB. But the most important question by far: will it be urban or suburban? Let’s ask our old friend David Sucher […]

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Austin Bicycle Commuting Bicycling in Austin Urban Design

Why I’m Hard on Mueller

Mueller is great! Why are you such a Debbie Downer on it?

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2008 Light Rail Austin Transit in Austin Transportation Urban Design

The trouble with Manor to Mueller

The problem with Manor, and a solution that doesn’t involve simply wishing cars won’t slow down the train

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Charts and Graphs Urban Design Use Cases

Let’s Go To The Movies: Also: Why Nobody Takes The Bus There!

In a happy coincidence, this twitter thread came to me as I was about to take the family over to our go-to theatre; the Alamo Drafthouse at Mueller, to watch a bougie family entertainment (I have kids, sue me; Christopher Robin was good). When I posted some details about our upcoming trip, friend-of-the-crackplog Hunter S […]

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Austin Connections 2025 Transit in Austin

Cap Remap Prediction #1: The 335

(crossposted from Austin’s only honest urbanism facebook group). Cap Remap prediction #1: 335: The new route on 38th Street. (Click on the image for the interactive version). There’s new (nearly complete) bus cutouts1 on 38th near Speedway and Red River (with no signals attached). It’s slated to run every 15 minutes. It’s recommended as the […]

Archive: Box and Horn from the Austinist, 2008

Austinist: Box and Horn: Mike Dahmus Jan FEB Mar 10 2007 2008 2009 11 captures 10 Feb 2008 – 31 Dec 2010 About this capture COLLECTED BY Organization: Alexa Crawls Starting in 1996, Alexa Internet has been donating their crawl data to the Internet Archive. Flowing in every day, these data are added to the […]

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Austin Freedom Urbanism PS: I am not a crackpot

What is Freedom Urbanism?

What is “Freedom Urbanism”? (This is a placeholder post which will be filled in more over time.)

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Austin

The mayoral runoff

I’ve started this spreadsheet (read-only link; you can save and edit as you like) of mostly strong pro-rail boxes in 2000 (basically central Austin, hair until I hit the part of town where it started to lose – so a few non-yes precincts are included for geographic completeness). I didn’t go as far south as […]

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2014 Light Rail Austin Charts and Graphs

Central Austin boxes: 2014 versus 2000

I’ve started this spreadsheet (read-only link; you can save and edit as you like) of mostly strong pro-rail boxes in 2000 (basically central Austin, until I hit the part of town where it started to lose – so a few non-yes precincts are included for geographic completeness). I didn’t go as far south as some […]