Regulation of peak traffic times and ride sharing service allotment needs to occur in Austin so that our traffic can operate at a sustainable level. Ticketing should be enforced for Uber and Lyft drivers who idle and park in city parking (while in their vehicle) so that the city doesn’t lose out on parking revenue and that our access to emergency vehicles is no longer compromised. Under my administration, we are going use censors downtown to alert meter maids when a rideshare driver is idling in a city parking space for a prolonged period of time. Fines will double for each idling offense.
We as a city also need to have specific waiting areas for rideshare drivers who pick up in downtown Austin as a further means of removing traffic congestion.