Roads Are For People: Designing an Austin Life With More Happiness and Less Car

November 5, 2019 10:30am - 12pm

Walk/scoot/jetpack over to this hands-on workshop where you’ll investigate, price, and design your own car-free Austin trips—reducing stress, expenses, and pollution.

  • Capital Factory
  • 701 Brazos St
  • Austin, TX 78701
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Roads are for People: Designing an Austin Life with More Happiness and Less Car

Air quality, obesity, asthma, stress levels, infrastructure: they're all exasperated by that essential American icon, the car. Traffic congestion in Austin is #1 in the state, and#14 in the nation.

But it doesn't have to be this way. Twice I've lived in Austin for months straight without a car, and it's easier (and more fun) than you'd expect.

With a half-dozen alternative services in our early-adopter city, it's only getting easier to start leaving your car at home and reclaiming Austin roads for people, no matter how we get around.

Join our participatory workshop (based in part on Fjord's Mobility Mindsets and 2019 design trend "Ahead of the Curb") where you’ll investigate, price, and design your own car-free Austin trips, reducing stress, expenses, and pollution.

After factoring in cost, time, physical ability, personal life, and more, you’ll depart with a realistic assessment of possible changes to your “transportation diet”, and the resulting impacts on spending, carbon footprint, and personal health.

Speakers / Facilitators

Robert is a Service & Interaction Designer at Fjord, the design and innovation arm of Accenture Interactive. He teams up with an army of design talent, industry experts, and enterprise clients to deliver innovative organizational changes and software products with human impact at the core.

Through design, he aims to help our culture become more environmentally balanced through new mass/active mobility, human-centered policy, sustainable consumption, and Jurassic Park references.

  • LOCATION
  • 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • DAY
  • Tuesday, November 5th
  • TIME
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?
  • Yes
  • ORGANIZED BY
  • Robert Boler
  • INTENDED AUDIENCE
  • Anyone interested in the costs or experience of using their car less; service designers; transportation advocates; public servants
  • PRICE
  • Free

701 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701