A San Antonio cyclist has created a cohesive map of the bike lanes that are connected within the city and the greenway system. After joining the cycling community in 2020, San Antonio native David Bemporad noticed something was missing when it came to truly showing how the street bike lanes connect within the city-wide greenway trail system: a cohesive map and key for the community.
"I wanted to put all these really great resources from the City of San Antonio, the River Authority, Bexar County, and TxDOT and put them together in a map that focused on legibility, where you can say, ‘Oh, I can go from here to here safely on a greenway and then get off here on a bike lane and so forth,’" Bemporad, 27, told MySA. "Something that was really legible and usable for the San Antonio cycling community."
The map, which has now been widely shared within the cycling community online, wasn’t put together in just one go. Using his skills as an urban planner with a focus on transportation, Bemporad updated his original graphic about four or five times after revealing some drafts to his wife and close friends.
After about a month of receiving feedback and tweaking things here and there, Bemporad released the map on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, as a way to show appreciation toward the community and the local government entities that helped shape the trails today. It has been shown lots of love as its being shared on almost every […]
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