What we believe
Mobility has an incredible impact on a person’s ability to live a healthy life. We recognize that Austin's eastern neighborhoods are changing, which is impacting Austinites' ability to get to the doctor's office, grocery stores, recreational areas and other locations that promote a healthy lifestyle.
The East Austin of tomorrow makes this movement between healthy locations simple and affordable. To create a mobility system that works for everyone, the City:One Austin Challenge puts residents at the center of the conversation to help understand the barriers that keep the city and its residents from reaching their healthy living aspirations today.
We aim to
Through the City:One Austin Challenge, residents will work with the private and public sectors to identify unmet transportation needs, will collaborate on identifying solutions that address those needs, and help select up to two pilot projects to share up to $100,000 in funding to launch their idea – all to increase access to healthy living in Austin’s eastern neighborhoods.
Currently we are in the Refine phase. You can participate by giving feedback and suggestions to the selected ideas.
For a detailed look at the synthesis of the research conducted during the Explore phase, read the full Austin Challenge Report here. For easy access to information on the Opportunity Areas, Evaluation Criteria, and Supplemental Resources, view the Challenge Brief here.
The Challenge’s goal is to identify opportunities to create immediate impact for residents of Travis County and support long-term improvements to how people get around Austin.
A total of $100,000 in funding is available to test or deploy winning proposals in Austin. Up to two pilots may be selected for funding with this demonstration funding pool. Terms of the award will be executed via a Statement of Work with the Winner(s), and all promising proposals will be considered for further partnership by Austin and Challenge partners. In addition, all Finalists will may their applications reviewed by groups at Ford. Winners may have the chance to pitch to groups at Ford as well.
The Challenge Question
How might we make it easier for East Austin community members to live a healthier life through improved mobility and transportation?