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San Antonio Leaders Look to Revive Dormant Bike Plan

San Antonio Leaders Look to Revive Dormant Bike Plan

Bike share station in San Antonio, Texas. | Felipe Sanchez / Adobe Stock City leaders in San Antonio are hoping to revive the city’s long-dormant…

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Bike share station in San Antonio, Texas. | Felipe Sanchez / Adobe Stock City leaders in San Antonio are hoping to revive the city’s long-dormant bike plan, reports Andrea Drusch in San Antonio Report. The city began by overhauling the website for its bike network, which now includes route mapping and a community events calendar.

According to Drusch, “Biking advocates say the 2011 plan did little to facilitate biking as a means of transportation or commuting, instead favoring recreational routes and paths aimed more toward tourists.” To date, around 523 of the planned 1,288 miles in the planned bike lane network have been completed.

The city plans to engage in a public input process before finalizing a plan to bring before city council, likely in 2025. A recent $16 million grant from the Texas Department of Transportation will help fund a protected cycle track downtown.

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