Austin agents ‘Don’t Rush’ on May 11: 4 ways to honor the city holiday

Austin Mayor encourages residents to take advantage of city's alternative transportation options May 11
  • 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

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Austin mural/Flickr user mr-numb 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. So how can a real estate agent in Austin stay busy and honor a day of no driving? Austin B-Cycle Know your clients are active? Commute between showings using rental bikes from Austin B-Cycle. The month of May is also National Bike Month, so it's the perfect opportunity to trek on two wheels with your clients. Be sure to let them know ahead of time, and set up a route that is leisurely and slow-paced. Agents can take this opportunity to bike past local hot spots or to simply show how bike-friendly the city is for new buyers. CapMetro On May 11, CapMetro is offering free service all day long. Although you don't have the luxur...