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Old Posted Apr 17, 2014, 6:46 PM
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We all know that while we're kicking ass in a thousand ways as a city, our transportation system is sad. But we can work to change this. If you're on Facebook, 'Like' Austin Gets Around. When you're teaveling, post photos of how you're getting around. Join in on the events and the field trips. Most of all, speak up and be sure to vote!
"Austin Gets Around" is an astroturfing group created by the consultants behind the current disaster of an urban rail plan. Don't be fooled; there is nothing grassroots about this effort.
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2014, 10:36 PM
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"Austin Gets Around" is an astroturfing group created by the consultants behind the current disaster of an urban rail plan. Don't be fooled; there is nothing grassroots about this effort.
Haha, sure, Mike. If the six of us that are running Austin Gets Around are consultants, we're reeeeaaaaly bad at it seeing as how we're putting in hundreds of hours of our own time and not getting paid...
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This. is. awesome! I so wish Austin had something like this. Check the link for links to maps with photos and info.

http://www.bigreddog.com/howard-w-pe...n-san-antonio/
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Discover the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System in San Antonio

Former Mayor of San Antonio Howard W. Peak originally developed the idea of a “ring” of trails encircling San Antonio several years ago, but the concept is now finally close to completion.

The project needs funding for another 32 miles of new trail, to add to the 45 already available and the 41 in development. That’s a grand total of over 100 miles of trailways! The city’s parks and recreation department also provides popular biking and hiking routes on their website, so anyone can go for a jog or cycle on the nearest greenway. We like the downtown paths that take the runner through various must-see spots in San Antonio, whether you’re a tourist or a local.
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Haha, sure, Mike. If the six of us that are running Austin Gets Around are consultants, we're reeeeaaaaly bad at it seeing as how we're putting in hundreds of hours of our own time and not getting paid...
Somehow you had money for a big logo contest and a big kick-off meeting. And somehow you've had time to set all this up. And somehow we're expected to believe this is not at the behest of your day-job employer.

Somehow.

AURA is grass roots. AGA is astroturfing. You can tell because 3 city council members with heavily invested political capital showed up at your kick-off, among other things.
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2014, 8:19 PM
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I see zero benefit to the Highland light rail route, be it bridge, long or short tunnel. Future airport access is not mean it will ever happen. There is a current dedicated bus route for the airport, secondly a extended freeway will hopefully make it faster. Who is it for? ACC students?

The people should vote NO to the Highland proposal and scream and kick fighting for the North Corridor project, about as much money and it would impact so many more people helping them get to downtown and eventually relieve some traffic on I35.

http://www.projectconnect.com/connect/north-corridor


See this, I found it interesting, not that I want to be packed in like that but some form adapted to Austin would be nice: http://www.streetfilms.org/bus-rapid-transit-bogota/
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The airport proposal, albeit a nice idea, is usually best if saved for last. Only having one or two routes that have limited destinations connecting to a line to the airport will mean low ridership averages which would equal pissed off tax payers and the likelihood of future lines being sidelined due to low public interest.
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