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Commuters, residents, and visitors coming and going from Downtown Austin know that traffic congestion, high parking costs, and street closures make driving alone expensive and time-consuming.

Movability, the City of Austin, and the Downtown Austin Alliance are providing resources for Downtown Austin travelers specifically geared toward events and special offers taking place from January through March 2023.

Transit Resources

CapMetro offers multiple ways to get to and from downtown.

Use the Trip Planner to plan your route downtown, look for specific route information, and check for detours and stop closures.

Download the CapMetro App to buy your pass, stay up to date on where your bus is, and do more on the go.

If driving, park your car at a Park & Ride, hop on a train or bus and let CapMetro worry about traffic.

Try CapMetro’s New Courtesy Stop Program anytime you are on the bus after 9:00 pm for all MetroBus and Metrorapid routes and select safe, well-lit spots to exit the bus closer to your destination.

Parking Resources

Park ATX can make on-street parking easy and convenient if you drive downtown. Use the App to pay, extend, and manage your parking session remotely with a few taps. Use validation codes FREE15ATX1 and FREE15ATX2 to park for free for 15-minute in any paid on-street parking space. Codes are valid for separate sessions once every 24 hours. >> Find On-Street Parking Downtown

The Affordable Parking Program is a City of Austin and Downtown Austin Alliance initiative aimed at reducing economic barriers for Austin service and entertainment industry employees. Park at affordable monthly rates as early as 3 p.m., stay as late as 7 a.m. during the week, and park up to 24 hours during the weekend, depending on the garage. Parking at participating garages is available on a first-come, first-served basis. >> Learn more

Find Public Parking: Many parking garages downtown are often managed by private companies. Here’s a short list of companies operating in downtown Austin where you can find, book, and save on parking.

  • Laz Parking >> Offers several garage parking options that you can reserve hourly.
  • Premier Parking >> Offers several garage parking options that you can reserve for a specific venue
  • ParkWhiz >> Help drivers find parking, compare prices, book a space and save
  • Parkopedia >> Connects drivers looking for parking with available parking spaces
  • Spot Hero >> A parking reservation service that partners with facilities to offer available parking options.

Scooters

Scooters are convenient and available throughout downtown. Services like Bird, Lime, LINK and Wheels are easy alternatives to running errands, grabbing lunch or heading to a meeting. Each company has its own app and starting rate.

Bicycle Resources

Austin's All Ages All Abilities Bicycle Network keeps growing! Click here to see an updated bike map.

You can also use MetroBike to get around the city or use it as a last-mile solution to take you to and from transit or get to a meeting. Learn more here.

Carpool Resources

Carpooling is a great way to save money! The Get There Central Texas network helps you connect with a carpool or vanpool and also rewards you when you log your trips.

Get There Central Texas users are also eligible for the Emergency Ride Home program, in case an unexpected event means you need a ride quickly. Learn more about Get There Central Texas here.

Ridesharing

Ridesharing makes it easy to get to and out of downtown without the need to find parking. Services like Lyft or Uber and Fetii are readily available. Each company has its own app and starting rate.

Special Events and Street Closures

Jan. 25- Feb. 10: Valentine's Instagram contest

Feb. 16: Pop-up commuter breakfast at the Downtown Redline Station! Transit, bike, scooter, pedestrian and other sustainable mode commuters: swing by the Downtown Redline Station (209 E 4th St) between 7:30 am and 9:00 am to grab a breakfast taco, coffee, and swag.

Disclaimer

The tools and information listed are third-party products and services that are helpful in getting to and around downtown Austin and are not administered by Movability.

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