May Newsletter

It's just about time for another Friends of Riverside event! Meet us at Jackalope South Shore on May 30th from 6-8pm for some excellent beverages and even better company, followed by a brief presentation by the Austin Neighborhood Assistance Center. Non-members welcome! RSVP here.

Friends of Riverside ATX joined the Love to Ride Austin Biking Challenge earlier this month to help improve and enhance the biking experience in Austin. **There is still time to participate!** From now until May 31st, individuals can sign up and start riding.  

50 Benefits of Walkability in Cities
"If someone shifts from a long commute to a walk, their happiness increases as much as if they’d fallen in love."

Walkability has a multitude of benefits - not only does it boost our health, but it can also improve the environment, local economy, and community vitality. This article lists 50 reasons why everyone should want more walkable cities.

2019 Budget Engagement and Strategic Indicators Survey 
Speak up, Austin! The City of Austin is looking for feedback - take this brief survey to share your priorities on this year's City of Austin budget. 

Our Congress Avenue
The City of Austin and Downtown Austin Alliance are working together to produce the Congress Avenue Urban Design Initiative. Take this survey before May 25th to give your input on design concepts. For more information, visit their page: 


We want to hear from you. If you have any recommendations for events or activities, give us a shout! 
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