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Action Plan Download
Austin developed its action plan in collaboration with Austin's Commission on Seniors. The plan commits to funding and developing more affordable housing and affordable repairs, increasing accessibility in residential development for older adults, enhancing outdoor spaces to increase access and utilization, improving pedestrian safety and expediting road improvements, improving public transit, increasing transit options by educating older adults about new transit modes, and encouraging walkability by building safe and accessible sidewalks.
Action Plan Highlights
TransportationImprove transportation systems by enhancing pedestrian safety, installing easy-to-read signage, and encouraging public transit use by offering older rider discounts.
HousingEncourage new and redeveloped mixed-income housing by tracking housing costs for middle- and low-income residents, improving zoning, and better assessing demand.
Communication and InformationBroadcast the "Commission on Seniors" meetings at times convenient for older adults.