Choosing alternative transportation helps us all get into, around and out of downtown more efficiently
Traffic is the bane of everyone’s existence. In fact, almost 30% of traffic downtown comes from single-occupancy vehicles circling around for parking.
By choosing a different mode of transportation (bikes, rideshare, park-and-ride) you can help combat the overload of cars downtown. With options like the bus, rideshare, carpooling, scooters, bike, and bike shares, you can mix-and-match to create a full end-to-end transportation solution.
Movability can help businesses in the region discover the best solutions for their employees. If you’re parking, check out this list of updated parking options or the Park ATX app. And if you’re in the service industry or working evenings downtown, sign up for our affordable parking program.
Connecting downtown with Austin's suburbs, the Cap MetroRail Austin's first rail line. Put some "me" time back in your schedule by riding the railPlan Your Route⟶
There's a bus headed where you need to go. Choose from a number of options to get around the city including MetroBus, MetroRapid, and MetroExpress.Find Your Bus⟶
Kids Ride Free
Austin kids that are 18 and younger can get around the city on our clean and safe public transportation for free!Learn More⟶
Ride shares are ubiquitous around Austin. Use one of the apps below to catch a ride any time of day in any part of the city.
Find a taxi at a hotel stand or call them directly
Car sharing services allow you to use cars on an as-needed basis. They’re great for visitors, rail commuters, and anyone else who wants to bypass the drive-and-park hassle.
CAR2GO: Pay a one-time membership fee to get access to the blue-and-white Smart Cars. You’ll be billed only for the minutes you use the car and, when you’re done, just park the car anywhere in the car2go operating area.
ZIPCAR: Zipcar has a number of different vehicles available. Reserve your ride, pick it up at the parking spot and return it to the spot at the end of your trip. Rentals are per hour or per day.
You’ll see pedicabs throughout downtown and drivers are fully licensed by the City of Austin. Rates vary – be sure to ask your driver about the price per rider or per trip before hopping in.
Bikes & Scooters
Bike- and scooter-shares are the biggest thing to impact mobility in the last couple of years. Services like B-Cycle bikeshare, Lime, and Bird scooters are an easy alternative to moving your car or walking in the Texas heat. Learn about your options, sign up for the services, or book and ride immediately.Learn More⟶
If you drive downtown, paying for parking is easy and convenient with the Park ATX mobile app. You can pay, extend and manage your parking session remotely with just a few taps.Learn More⟶
Upcoming Event Street Closures
Below are upcoming event-related street closures in the downtown area. Click here for more details.
SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown
Saturday, August 24:
Saturday, August 31:
Friday, September 6:
Saturday, September 7:
Sunday, September 15:
El Grito de Independencia
Sunday, September 15 to Sunday, September 22:
Saturday, September 21:
Aids Walk Austin
Saturday, September 21 | 11:00 AM to Sunday September 22 | 10:00 PM
Pecan Street Festival
This map is meant as a resource to identify Street Events that have been permitted by the City of Austin. The map may not reflect all events that will occur in the city.
Tips for using the map:
- To easily highlight an event, use the Search bar at the top of the screen. Search for an event by typing in part of the event name, like “Pecan Street.”
- To see street events by month, select the desired month’s layer in the Layer List (found in the three square icon at the bottom of the app). Alternatively, enable the All Street Events layer, then click the Time Slider tool (the icon with the clock) to add events by their date by sliding through the months.