Austin Chamber Report Says Easing Congestion Hinges on Revised Land Development Code

Austin Business Journal reports, “If Austin wants to make a dent in its rush-hour congestion, it needs to first do a wholesale re-write of the city’s land development code to allow for more density in key locations, according to the Austin Chamber of Commerce,” which cites the close link between mobility and land-use planning in a new report. The chamber notes that rush-hour commuters to the city have increased by 21 percent over the past 10 years, and the vast majority of those motorists drive alone and come from the suburbs in increasing numbers.