While plenty of people are moving to Austin for the jobs, the outdoors and the lifestyle, the city is still missing something pretty important: sidewalks. Austin has only half of the sidewalks it's supposed to, and it will be a long time before it can fill in those gaps.
We've put together this explainer on Austin's sidewalk situation.
Wait, did I hear that right? Austin is missing half of its sidewalks?
Yes — there are a little more than 2,200 miles of sidewalks absent in the city, roughly half of the sidewalks the city is supposed to have. And many sidewalks are not compliant with the Americans With Disabilities (ADA) act.
At the current rate of city funding, how long will it take to fully build out Austin’s sidewalks?