About Ideas

We are always looking for new ideas about how we can improve. Post your idea, share it with your online community to help it garner votes and attention. You can also vote, follow and comment on ideas that you support - you’ll receive updates on them too!

This site is brand new and already feels cluttered because the laundry list of ideas is so random. The splash page should allow you to focus on looking at/posting ideas within some broad categories such as "City Services" "Transportation" "Parks and Rec" "Business/Development" etc. so one does not have to wade through hundreds of themes that may be of no interest.

46 Votes Under Review

Hs Hs over 6 years ago

Studies upon studies have shown harmful effects fluroide has on human brains. In fact, 18 human studies from China, India, Iran, and Mexico finding elevated levels of fluoride exposure to be associated with IQ deficits in children. Fluoride's impact on IQ is exacerbated among children with low-iodineexposure. Several recent studies have found that even adult exposures to fluoride may result in central nervous system disturbances, particularly among industrial workers.  (source: http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/brain/) It is time for the City of Austin to act to protect us from this toxic chemical that was purposedly added to our drinking water.

71 Votes Acknowledged
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Update Austin Bike Share is now open! Austin B-Cycle launched on December 21, 2013 with 11 stations in the Downtown area and will quickly expand to 40 stations by March 1, 2014. Find bike share locations and sign up

A managed bike share system should be an integral part of the transit discussion.  For distances of less than one-mile, these are cost-effective systems of getting urban-Austinites and visitors where they want to get to.  The utility of these systems grows with number of stations.  A large bike sharing network is also a superb recreational and tourist amenity.

Examples in use:
1) BIXI - http://www.bixi.com/the-stations
2) B-Cycle - http://www.bcycle.com
3) Nice Ride - https://www.niceridemn.org 

Targeting the following city departments, and possible stakeholders
1) Austin Transportation Dept
2) Economic Growth & Redevelopment Office
3) CapMetro
4) Austin Chamber of Commerce 
5) Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau

178 Votes Completed

Phil Phil over 6 years ago

To get a real idea of how visitors to the this website feel about the suggestions, there should also be a button to vote against.

73 Votes Not Planned

Currently it's a long way between the water fountain near Lakeshore and Riverside and the next fountain at Pleasant Valley and Canterbury Street. At least one more fountain at Lakeshore and Pleasant Valley would be nice.

14 Votes Acknowledged