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CommuteCon 2018

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Smart Commuting with the City of Austin

Cari Buetow
Environmental Program Coordinator
City of Austin, Austin Transportation Department

Session Description

After seeing its population swell during an extended stint as one of America’s fastest-growing metro areas, Austin was left with a big traffic problem and an even bigger challenge: how do you convince an entire city to rethink the way it commutes? Cari Buetow will explain how Austin city officials decided to lead by example and launch an innovative and creative commuter pilot project.

See how Austin’s Start Commute program struck a chord with Austin’s municipal workforce and generated promising lessons with incredible potential to achieve meaningful behavior change across the city’s wider population.