On March 11, Austin’s Mayor Steve Adler announced a city-wide work from home day as President Obama made a visit for South by Southwest. The initiative was so successful, Mayor Adler has deemed May 11 as “Austin, Don’t Rush” day, encouraging the city to work from home or opt for an alternative to driving that day.
- May 11 is "Austin, Don't Rush" day to encourage residents to use alternative modes of transportation to get around the city
- With a little planning, real estate agents can show homebuyers around via public transportation, bike share or walking
- Real estate agents can use this opportunity to show new Austinites how to get around the city without a car