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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

S Presa St, A Repeat of S Flores St Waiting to Happen.

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For all those who ride their bicycles down S Presa St, you've probably seen the bicycle lane signs and no painted bicycle lanes.  As I release this, the City Council is holding a hearing to remove the bicycle lanes down S Flores and from what I've been hearing in side the inner city departments, no more bicycle lanes.  On Thursday, May 29, 2014, the City Council will hold a hearing and a vote about the bicycle lanes down S Flores st.  The item Concerning S Flores will be Item 11A on the city council agenda. (Image 8.1)  If you wish to speak on this particular item, you must sign in at between the hours of 8am and 9am.  The Council session starts at 9am. 

Now S Presa needs bicycle lanes, but what needs them more is S St Mary's St.  Since the city has no intention of putting down bicycle lanes on where they're needed, we are going to have another fight, this time, one that is not needed. 

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As you ride up from Carolina St, you come across a bike lane sign, but no bicycle lane.  And as you go further north, you see parked cars where the bicycle lane is going to be.  We have not yet reached a point in this country realizing that we don't need more parking, and that parking equals customers.  Because of that, if the city starts painting the paint and enforcing the no parking sign, we'll see more fighting and this time, I love these businesses, and I don't want my community to go to war with the places we love.
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Now there's a solution to the S Presa dilemma, but since the city of San Antonio is against common sense solutions, we're not going to get it.  Something better than a bicycle lane, a two way cycletrack, better known as a protected bicycle lane from S Alamo to Carolina.(Image 8.4)  You  see, the cars are mainly parked on the east side of the street while the west side, does have some parked cars, but not as nearly as the east side.(Image 8.3)  Lets take away the parking on the west side of S Presa and put down a two way, protected bicycle lane.  Little needs to be done except put in separate traffic light signals for bicycles at Pereida.  This will give the cyclist the protection we seek and the business owners parking along the street they want.  Until businesses come to grips with the myth that parking equals customers, this is the best solution that I could come up with.  

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As for the bus stops along the proposed two way cycletrack, I'm afraid that there's isn't enough room for bus islands, however, I'm willing to make certain compromises, ones that do not take away from the safety of the cycletrack. 

S St Mary's could also use this solution between Pereida and S Alamo (Image 8.5) on the east side of the street keeping the parking and the pick up area along the Bonham Elementary School.  But I simply don't count on these common sense thing happening.  There's a law that is simply preventing us from having these wonderful cycletracks and that is this:
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Sec. 19-66. Conformity with state manual.
All traffic-control signs, signals and devices installed or erected in the city shall conform to the manual and specifications approved by the state highways and public transportation commission. All signs and signals required under this chapter shall so far as practicable be uniform as to type and location throughout the city. All traffic-control devices so erected and not inconsistent with the provisions of state law or this chapter shall be official traffic-control devices.
State law reference— Similar provisions, Vernon's Ann. Civ. St. art. 6701d, § 31.
 The State manual is useless to use when putting in the infrastructure we need to build a strong San Antonio.  We need to adopt a law that states when putting in bicycle lanes, cycletracks and other bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, signs, signals and devices, it needs to conform to the National Association of City Transportation Officials, NACTO, bikeway design guide.  Only then will we see the the city's infrastructure live up to the saying "Keep San Antonio REAL."

Image 8.1:  The Alternative on what the city will vote for Thursday May 29, 2014
Image 8.2:  The Bicycle Lane Sign and No Parking sign with no bicycle lane at S Presa and Eager.
Image 8.3:  Taco Haven, when open, parked cars block the building.
Image 8.4:  An Example of a Two Way Cycle Track proposed for Atlanta, GA.  http://midtownatl.com/about/programs-and-projects/capital-improvements/funded-capital-projects
Image 8.5:  S St Mary's St in front of the Bonham Elementary School looking north. 

Up Coming Bicycle Events

 
 Cycle In-Cinema .  
When:   Every Thursday, June-August at Dusk, 8:45pm
Where:  Main Plaza, 115 N Main Ave, 78205
Description:  Out Door Movie.  


UCC Union de Chicas Ciclistas
When:   Thursday, June 5, 2014 6:30pm
Where:  Rosella Coffee Co. 203 E Jones Ave #101  78215
 


If you have any event you want me to post about, please email me.  
 Up Coming Important Meetings
If you want to make a difference, please attend. 


 Frio City Sidewalks Public Meeting
When:   Thursday, May 29, 2014 6:00 PM
Where: 
Collins Garden Branch Library  200 N. Park, San Antonio, TX

What Should you Say?   Ask that the Sidewalks are at least 6ft wide with neckdowns at every intersection on the streets that connect with Frio City Rd.  Demand that a protected Bicycle lane is also added and that they abide by the Bicycle Master Plan.  If parking is added, demand that they put in the parking as a barr.ier so that the bicycle lane is along the curb, and the parking is a natural barrier to the bicycle and sidewalks
Also ask for these types intersections called "Protected Intersections" so they can become safer for all users.  https://vimeo.com/86721046  contact:  Peter Rodriguez at 207-8154

West Huisache Project Public Meeting
When:   Monday, June 02, 2014 6:00 PM
Where:  Young Women's Leadership Academy  2123 W. Huisache, San Antonio, TX


What Shold you Say?  This time, no bike lanes, this is a neighborhood street.  It should have neckdowns to keep traffic flowing slow with islands and speed humps.  More Old Pecan Trees, Improved wider sidewalks.  It should also have 25MPH on this street.  Putting a bicycle lane down this street is just a waste of paint.  Also ask for these types intersections called "Protected Intersections" so they can become safer for all users.  https://vimeo.com/86721046
Contact: Peter Rodriguez@ 207-8154 or David Pulido @ 207-8128

Bandera & Eckhert and Bandera & Tezel/Prue Public Meeting
When:  June 5, 2014 6:30 PM
Where: Maverick Branch Library, 8700 Mystic Park, San Antonio, TX

What Should you Say?  Demand that the city follows the guidelines that were lay down in the Bicycle Master plan.  Also demand that they build the "Protected Intersections" at protectedintersections.com so this area can become safe for all road users. https://vimeo.com/86721046  And ask for sidewalks too.  contact: Peter Rodriguez at 207-8154


Thursday, May 22, 2014

S Flores Meeting Update....

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For once, and it's good to hear, that there were more cyclist than angry motorist.  And because of that, they cut the meeting 20 minutes early.  I would like to thank all the cyclist that showed up and took time out to show support for the bicycle lane.  Since I wasn't able to go and show my support, I asked three people who went and to tell me what they saw. 
Louis R, showed up along with almost 70 supporters of the bicycle lane.  Like him, bike lane supporters warned the crowds that were there for the removal of the bicycle lanes that the cyclist aren't going away.   He heard from the pro-driving crowd that the lanes are unsafe and that they aren't able to drive fast anymore.  Like many others, feels that removing the bicycle lanes is an act of going backwards, not going forward.  He also pointed out that the manager of La Fiesta complains about the bicycle lanes but normally sees at least two bicycles in front of the store.  He told me that maybe the manager should embrace the new lanes and stop complaining about them. 
John G also attended the meeting and he uses these lanes every day.  He lives off of Nogalitos and after being run off the road twice on that street, he now goes out of his way and ventures.  He also provided the pictures so in the comment section, please say thanks.  ;)  He said that the manager of La Fiesta is blaming the wrong thing.  He told me that he should be blaming HEB for fewer people going to his grocery store instead of the bicycle lanes.  He also mention the crossing Guard to Morrill Elementry who spoked.  He told me that she was very concerned about the traffic build up and would rather have more traffic flow. But over all she wanted all to be safe. But she does enjoy the cyclist using the bike lanes.
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Jenny A was also in attendance at the meeting.  She doesn't live in the are, but would like to live with in the center of the city.  She feels that the alternative route presented at the meeting is a way of the city of San Antonio to indirectly saying to it's citizens that you must own a car.  She saw several people speak including a cyclist who came up to the microphone and said that he goes to La Fiesta, and that store stuck before the bicycle lanes came in.  She was also at the meeting in April and told me that this time the people in attendance were for the bicycle  lanes than against. She also said that she barely heard about the last meeting where back in April, only a small group showed up in support of the bicycle lane.  She also mentioned a old man who spoke in April and

From what I concur from everyone, that this time, a lot of people showed up, brought their bicycles into the cafeteria where the meeting was being held and out numbered the naysayers two to one.  Many of you are apart of the Monday night Zombie Club bicycle ride, and thanks for showing up.  Many of  you pointed out that we cyclist aren't going away and if there's no bicycle lane, we'll be using the full lane. 


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But here's my question, such an important meeting for the city and the future of bicycle lanes in the city of San Antonio, why wasn't this meeting posted in the events calendar for the Transportation & Capital Improvement site?  Since the beginning of this, it seems that people within the city government wanted to keep these meeting under the radar from the cycling community.  I heard from my friend Lydia last year that when she attended the very first meeting on these bicycle lanes, she was one of only two people showing support for these lanes.  According to her, she only heard about the meeting at the last minute.  And ever since then, it seems that the city has intentionally kept these meeting from the public.  Just look at this picture from March, 2014 (Image 7.4), as you can see you can see the posting of the meeting for S Flores on March 17th.  But in April (Image 7.5) and May (Image 7.6), you see no mention of such a meeting at Morrill Elementary. 


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Now I have no proof other than the pictures I have posted of the Transportation & Capital Improvements (TCI) event calendar that elements of the city tried to keep these meetings under raps.  Now the meetings I've posted come from this page and I can only wonder if more cyclist come to these meetings, that will I see these events not come up anymore.  Because at these meetings, this is where we get the public input on these projects.  This is democracy in action at these meetings and if you don't get your voice in, then your concerns will go unanswered.


The next thing that everyone should do now is contact their council member either by Phone, email or Facebook, and tell them that they should not vote for the removal of the bicycle lanes.  That removing the bicycle lanes is a step in the wrong direction.  I personally am going to contact my member and tell them that removing the bicycle lanes is an act of Keeping San Antonio Lame.  For all those who vote for removing the bicycle lanes, I will personally point that out constantly during election time next year and present a chart similar to what Terri Hall from the Toll Party has in the next election cycle.

Here are some fact that you should mention to your council member when calling them or emailing them:


  • S. Flores is a major traffic corridor that doesn't belong to any one neighborhood. As such, to allow any one neighborhood to dictate the way traffic flows along this citywide thoroughfare is inherently unjust.
  • The local residents claim the bike lanes make the street unsafe. However since the road diet, traffic accidents have been reduced along the stretch of roadway in question.
  • The city's own traffic engineering studies show the road diet did not adversely affect traffic flow.
  • The proposed alternate bike lanes require the spending of anywhere from $480k to $700k to implement and will result in a bike lane that too closely parallels the existing Mission Trail, rendering it largely useless due to its proximity to the much safer off road trail.
  • Instead, spend that $480k+ on left turn arrow lights at key intersections. This is truly the only legitimate complaint local residents have.
  • The road diet was part of the city's master plan which was adopted after lengthy public input over the course of three+ years. Its purpose is to create more, useful and safer multimodal traffic corridors across the ENTIRE city.
  • Such corridors are designed to REDUCE automobile-centric dependency over the longterm, which results in reduced automobile traffic by encouraging walking and cycling for shorter trips. Such activity is in line with both the Mayor's fitness AND clean air campaigns.
And Thank You George L. for these suggestions.  

According to the Express News article, the City Council will hear about the bike lanes on May 29th.  If any event comes along.  I'll be keeping you informed. 

The proposal is to be rerouted a mile and a half away from S Flores to Mission Rd.  As for boycotting La Fiesta, well inner city neighborhoods now a days lack grocery stores but if the lanes get removed, well I guess having a lousy grocery store go out of business might be a good thing.  I'll feel sorry for the residence who will have to travel further to get food. 

You can find other news stories about the S Flores Bicycle lanes at the websites below. 
Express News:
http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Residents-and-cyclists-battle-over-bike-lanes-on-5493556.php
KSAT 12:

http://www.ksat.com/news/south-flores-lane-reduction-frustrates-community/24009106
The Rivard Report:
http://therivardreport.com/700000-alternate-route-plan-includes-removal-bike-lanes/

If you want to know how to contact the mayor or city council, please look below....

Mayor Julian Castro:  Monday - Friday, 7:45 am - 4:30 pm
Constituent Services:  (210) 207-8998 
Mayor's Comment Line (210) 207-2280
Email the Mayor's Office mayorjuliancastro@sanantonio.gov
Mailing Address P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283

DIEGO M. BERNAL, CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1: 
Constituent Office
1310 Vance Jackson
San Antonio, TX 78201
Field Office Line: 210.207.0900
Email:  https://www.sanantonio.gov/council/d1/emailform.aspx

Ivy R. Taylor, City Council District 2:
Constituent Office
Eastside Office
4458 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78220
Field Office Line: 210.207.0950

Northeast Office
4351 Rittiman Rd
San Antonio, TX 78218
Field Office Line: 210.207.0970
Email:  district2@sanantonio.gov 


REBECCA J. VIAGRAN, CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
Constituent Office
3319 Sidney Brooks, Bldg. 510
San Antonio, TX 78235
Field Office Line: 210.207.0969 

Email:  district3@sanantonio.gov


REY A. SALDAÑA, CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
Constituent Office
5102 Old Pearsall Road
San Antonio, TX 78242
Field Office Line: 210.207.0880

Email:  district4@sanantonio.gov

Shirley Gonzales, CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5
Nogalitos Field Office Office
3226 Nogalitos, Suite 102
San Antonio, TX 78225
Phone: 210.207.0960
Fax: 210.207.0963
Las Palmas Field Office
803 Castroville Rd., Suite 218
San Antonio, TX 78237
Phone: 210.207.0990
Fax: 210.207.0991
Email:  https://www.sanantonio.gov/Council/d5/SuggestionBox.aspx

Ray Lopez, City Council District 6
Constituent Office
Culebra Crossing
8373 Culebra Road, Suite 202
San Antonio, TX 78251
Office Line: 210.207-DSIX (3749)
Fax Line: 210.207.0985  

Email:  district6@sanantonio.gov

CRIS MEDINA, CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7
Centerview Field Office
Finesilver Building
4414 Centerview Dr., Suite 160
San Antonio, TX 78228
Office Line: 210.207.0870
Mainland Field Office
7976 Mainland Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78250
Office Line: 210.207.0855
Fax Line: 210.207.0859
Email:  district7@sanantonio.gov

Ron Nirenberg, City Council District 8
Constituent Office
Colonnade Centre Building
9830 Colonnade Blvd. Suite 165
San Antonio, TX 78230
Office Line: 210.207.0943  

Email:  district8@sanantonio.gov

JOE KRIER, CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 9
Constituent Office
16500 San Pedro, Suite 290
San Antonio, TX 78232
210.207.0955

Email:  district9@sanantonio.gov

Mike Gallagher, City Council District 10
Constituent Office
Catholic Life Building
1635 NE Loop 410 Ste. 604
San Antonio, TX 78209
Field Office Line: 210.207.0999
Fax Line: 210.207.0994
 

Email:  district10@sanantonio.gov 

Image 7.1:  A Thank you Picture from UCC Union De Chicas Ciclistas  https://www.facebook.com/pages/UCC-union-de-chicas-ciclistas/489130477853128
Image 7.2-7.3:  Pictures from the S Flores Meeting from My friend John G.  
Image 7.4:  TCI Calendar for March, 2014 
Image 7.5:  TCI Calendar For April, 2014
Image 7.6:  TCI Calendar For May, 2014  
Images 7.4-7.6 source: https://www.sanantonio.gov/CIMS/NewsandMedia/EventsCalendar.aspx

 
Up Coming Bicycle Events

 
 Cycle In-Cinema .  
When:   Every Thursday, June-August at Dusk, 8:45pm
Where:  Main Plaza, 115 N Main Ave, 78205
Description:  Out Door Movie.  


If you have any event you want me to post about, please email me

 Up Coming Important Meetings
If you want to make a difference, please attend.

VIA’s South/West Corridor Study Public Meeting 
When:  Tuesday May 20, 2014  6:00PM
Where: Harlandale Community Center, 301 Sussex, 78221

When:   Thursday May 22, 2014  6:00PM
Where:  The Neighborhood Place 3014 Rivas St, 78228

When:  Wednesday, May 21, 2014  3pm to 6pm
Where:  Madla Transit Center

When   Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6AM To 9AM

Where  Crossroads Park & Ride

Description: 
VIA is conducting a study to identify transit improvements along the South/West Connector Corridor in the San Antonio region. The corridor study area includes Military Drive from IH-37 on the east to General McMullen on the west; and General McMullen and Zarzamora from Military drive on the south to Fredericksburg Road on the north.  More info can be found here:  http://www.viainfo.net/Planning/Corridor.aspx


What Should You Say?
   
You should ask for more frequency on the crosstown routes and bicycle racks called bikelids at bus stops to provide safe places to park your bicycle.  If you want an example what I'm talking about, look at the image to your right or visit Dallas Area Rapid Transit Bicycle Information page .  Also ask that via look into creating bus islands so the bike lane can go around a busy stop.  Via has only one of these lids at Medical Center Transit Center.
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Another important meeting people should be attending is City's Budget Meetings for fiscal year 2015.  I don't know about you, but we could sure use a lot more money than just a lousy million dollars to bike lanes and sidewalks.http://sanantonio.gov/budget

Community Budget Work Sessions
When:   Tuesday, May 20, 2014  6:00pm
Where:  St Bonaventure Catholic Church  1918 Palo Alto Rd, San Antonio, TX

When:  Tuesday, May 20, 2014  6:00pm
Where: University United Methodist Church  5084 DeZavala Rd, San Antonio, TX

When:  Wednesday May 21, 2014  6:00pm
Where:  Northeast Service Center Tool Yard  10303 Tool Yard, San Antoni, TX

When:  Thrusday, May 22, 2014  6:00pm
Where:  TriPoint Grantham Center   3233 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX

What Should You Say?  Demand that the city provide more money for bicycle lanes, cycletracks, reducing speeds through neighborhoods, sweeping bicycle lanes and sidewalks.  http://sanantonio.gov/budget


Open House - Improvements to US 90 from Loop 1604 to I-410
Where:  Mary Lou Fisher Elementary School Cafeteria,  3430 Barrel Pass, San Antonio, TX 78245
When:   Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Description:  TxDOT invites you to an open house on proposed improvements for US 90 From Loop 1604 to I-410. The project staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information. No formal presentation will be given. Attendees are invited to come and go at their convenience.
Proposed improvements along US 90 from LP 1604 to I-410 on the west side of San Antonio are designed to improve operations and safety along this section of US 90. The proposed improvements include:
  • Conversion of the two-way frontage roads to one-way operations
  • Relocation of entrance and exit ramps
  • Intersection improvements
What Should you say?  Ask for bicycle lanes/Shoulder or a mix use sidewalk along the proposed Frontage roads and Safe bicycle lanes that stay to the right of the lane intersection.  Also ask for these types intersections called "Protected Intersections" so they can become safer for all users.  https://vimeo.com/86721046


Bronco Lane Bridge Project Public Meeting
When:   Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:30 PM
Where:  Virginia Gill Community Center,  7902 Westshire Drive, San Antonio, TX

What Should You Say?    Ask that the Bridge has a minimum 6ft width sidewalks across with 25mph speed limits.  No need for bicycle lanes.  contact:  Peter Rodriguez at 207-8154

Shaenfield Road Bridge Public Meeting
When:   Wednesday, May 28, 2014 6:00 PM
Where:  Burke Elementary School Cafeteria, 10111 Terra Oak, San Antonio, TX

When:  Tuesday, June 3, 2014  7:00PM
Where: Burke Elementary School Cafeteria, 10111 Terra Oak, San Antonio, TX

What Should you Say?   Ask that the Bridge Contain 6ft bicycle lanes on either side with extra stripping between the bicycle lane and the traffic as well as 6ft sidewalks.  Also ask them to remove the Turn Center lane and add that space to the sides of the rd for bicycle lanes.   Also Ask that they abide by the Bicycle Master Plan as well.  contact:  Peter Rodriguez@ 207-8154

Frio City Sidewalks Public Meeting
When:   Thursday, May 29, 2014 6:00 PM
Where: 
Collins Garden Branch Library  200 N. Park, San Antonio, TX

What Should you Say?   Ask that the Sidewalks are at least 6ft wide with neckdowns at every intersection on the streets that connect with Frio City Rd.  Demand that a protected Bicycle lane is also added and that they abide by the Bicycle Master Plan.  If parking is added, demand that they put in the parking as a barr.ier so that the bicycle lane is along the curb, and the parking is a natural barrier to the bicycle and sidewalks
Also ask for these types intersections called "Protected Intersections" so they can become safer for all users.  https://vimeo.com/86721046  contact:  Peter Rodriguez at 207-8154

West Huisache Project Public Meeting
When:   Monday, June 02, 2014 6:00 PM
Where:  Young Women's Leadership Academy  2123 W. Huisache, San Antonio, TX


What Shold you Say?  This time, no bike lanes, this is a neighborhood street.  It should have neckdowns to keep traffic flowing slow with islands and speed humps.  It should also have 25MPH on this street.  Putting a bicycle lane down this street is just a waste of paint.  Also ask for these types intersections called "Protected Intersections" so they can become safer for all users.  https://vimeo.com/86721046
Contact: Peter Rodriguez@ 207-8154 or David Pulido @ 207-8128

Bandera & Eckhert and Bandera & Tezel/Prue Public Meeting
When:  June 5, 2014 6:30 PM
Where: Maverick Branch Library, 8700 Mystic Park, San Antonio, TX

What Should you Say?  Demand that the city follows the guidelines that were lay down in the Bicycle Master plan.  Also demand that they build the "Protected Intersections" at protectedintersections.com so this area can become safe for all road users. https://vimeo.com/86721046  And ask for sidewalks too.  contact: Peter Rodriguez at 207-8154

Monday, May 19, 2014

BikeBeat/ S Flores Meeting

If Walk And Roll started out a terrible National Bike Month with bicycle accidents, then BikeBeat Brought out the best of San Antonio.  Keep San Antonio REAL.  It was not just the ramp with BMX jumping high, but it was the food trucks and people that work on keeping San Antonio REAL.  Some offered bike repair, others artwork and most of all, for friends just to hang out and get together.  I only had a short time, but what I saw made me want to stay, but obligations kept me away. 

I think the best thing I saw was this cargo bike with the two little kids.  (Image 6.1)
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How to behave at the up coming meeting on S Flores.....

After seeing this on Facebook, I'm a little worried, but for the most part, I'm actually happy that people will be showing up.  All who wish to speak, make yourself heard, but please don't act rude, angry and look dumb.  I don't mean wear a suit, although that would help, I mean look and act intelligent and to show what not to do Please watch this from the VIA board meeting. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJC9ZZJ2aCs


Just look at her, she looks dumb and you simply won't want her on any bus, let alone a small Viatrans van.  She came unprepared, angry and belittling.  Please folks, don't act like this. It's not helping her case, and it's not helping those who depend on VIAtrans.

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This is what you should do and how to act.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGvGKzNivPk

I've seen this guy speak several times.  He's legally blind and he has points that make sense.  If you didn't notice, he's reading out loud what he wants to share with the VIA Board.  Before speaking, he wrote down what he wanted to say and perhaps practice it.  His points make sense and how could VIA not institute some of those ideals is beyond me.  This gentleman just goes to show you how good behavior pays off. 

So follow these simple points.  

One, act civil.  Always remember he who raises his voice, lost the argument. 

Two, before you speak write down what you want to say so you just don't sound rude and stupid.

And three, explain that these people who want the bicycle lane removed also don't want to share the road.  Also if you can, please share this flyer.(Image 6.9)  If you want the word file of this picture, please email me.  There will also be a ride to this meeting if you want to attend from Blue Star so be there at 5PM. 
P.S.
Please hold up a sign that say's "Removing the bicycle lanes Keeps San Antonio LAME."
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S. Flores Street Improvement Community Meeting
When:   Monday May 19, 2014  6pm to 7pm
Where:  Cafeteria of Morrill Elementary School, 5200 S. Flores, San Antonio, TX
Description:  City of San Antonio’s TCI Department will present the alternate bicycle route as a result of community feedback from public meetings held in December, March and April.

What Should you Say?    Let them know that they don't need to have alternative bicycle routes and in fact that what they did was a pretty good job and the bicycle lane is making it safe for everyone, not just those who ride bicycles.  You can also hand out this flyer to all those who think getting rid of the bicycle lane is a good ideal.  Contact Jeanette Morin at 207-5011 or Jeanette.Morin@sanantonio.gov
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Another important meeting people should be attending is City's Budget Meetings for fiscal year 2015.  I don't know about you, but we could sure use a lot more money than just a lousy million dollars to bike lanes and sidewalks.

Community Budget Work Sessions
When:   Tuesday, May 20, 2014  6:00pm
Where:  St Bonaventure Catholic Church  1918 Palo Alto Rd, San Antonio, TX

When:  Tuesday, May 20, 2014  6:00pm
Where: University United Methodist Church  5084 DeZavala Rd, San Antonio, TX

When:  Wednesday May 21, 2014  6:00pm
Where:  Northeast Service Center Tool Yard  10303 Tool Yard, San Antoni, TX

When:  Thrusday, May 22, 2014  6:00pm
Where:  TriPoint Grantham Center   3233 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX

What Should You Say?  Demand that the city provide more money for bicycle lanes, cycletracks, reducing speeds through neighborhoods, sweeping bicycle lanes and sidewalks. 


Image 6.1:  The coolest cargo bike out there @ BikeBeat.
Images 6.2 thru 6.8:  Various images from BikeBeat.
Image 6.9:  My Word File of the Flyer I want people to hand out at the S Flores Meeting to people who are against the bicycle lane. 
Image 6.10:  The Facebook Event Photo for people to come out and save these lanes. 
Image 6.11:  The City of San Antonio Flyer for the upcoming Budget meetings. 

Up Coming Bicycle Events

Ride of Silence
When:  Thursday, May 21, 2014  6:30pm
Where: Halcyon/BlueStar Art Complex
Description:  A Bicycle ride honoring those who lost their lives.
Cycle In-Cinema .  
When:   Every Thursday, June-August at Dusk, 8:45pm
Where:  Main Plaza, 115 N Main Ave, 78205
Description:  Out Door Movie.  


If you have any event you want me to post about, please email me.  


 Up Coming Important Meetings
If you want to make a difference, please attend.

VIA’s South/West Corridor Study Public Meeting 
When:  Tuesday May 20, 2014  6:00PM
Where: Harlandale Community Center, 301 Sussex, 78221

When:   Thursday May 22, 2014  6:00PM
Where:  The Neighborhood Place 3014 Rivas St, 78228

When:  Wednesday, May 21, 2014  3pm to 6pm
Where:  Madla Transit Center

When   Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6AM To 9AM

Where  Crossroads Park & Ride

Description: 
VIA is conducting a study to identify transit improvements along the South/West Connector Corridor in the San Antonio region. The corridor study area includes Military Drive from IH-37 on the east to General McMullen on the west; and General McMullen and Zarzamora from Military drive on the south to Fredericksburg Road on the north.  More info can be found here:  http://www.viainfo.net/Planning/Corridor.aspx





What Should You Say?
   
You should ask for more frequency on the crosstown routes and bicycle racks called bikelids at bus stops to provide safe places to park your bicycle.  If you want an example what I'm talking about, look at the image to your right or visit Dallas Area Rapid Transit Bicycle Information page .  Also ask that via look into creating bus islands so the bike lane can go around a busy stop.  Via has only one of these lids at Medical Center Transit Center.

Open House: Improvements to I-35   (I might be able to attend this meeting.) 
Where:   Central Catholic High School Elizondo Center (corner of Wilmington Avenue and Dallas Street) 1403 St. Mary’s St.  San Antonio, TX 78215
When:  Wednesday, May 21, 2014  5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Description:  TxDOT invites you to an open house on proposed improvements for Interstate 35. The project staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information. No formal presentation will be given. Attendees are invited to come and go at their convenience.
TxDOT proposes improving I-35 between North Flores and New Braunfels Ave. and between AT&T Parkway and Binz-Engelman Road. The proposed project includes auxiliary lanes, ramp adjustments and other improvements to improve mobility and enhance the operation and safety of I-35 in this area

What Should you say?
   Ask for Bicycle lanes along the the frontage roads or mix use sidewalks and make sure they use the City of San Antonio Bicycle Master Plan when making improvements. Also ask for these types intersections called "Protected Intersections" so they can become safer for all users.  https://vimeo.com/86721046


Open House - Improvements to US 90 from Loop 1604 to I-410
Where:  Mary Lou Fisher Elementary School Cafeteria,  3430 Barrel Pass, San Antonio, TX 78245
When:   Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Description:  TxDOT invites you to an open house on proposed improvements for US 90 From Loop 1604 to I-410. The project staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information. No formal presentation will be given. Attendees are invited to come and go at their convenience.
Proposed improvements along US 90 from LP 1604 to I-410 on the west side of San Antonio are designed to improve operations and safety along this section of US 90. The proposed improvements include:
  • Conversion of the two-way frontage roads to one-way operations
  • Relocation of entrance and exit ramps
  • Intersection improvements
What Should you say?  Ask for bicycle lanes/Shoulder or a mix use sidewalk along the proposed Frontage roads and Safe bicycle lanes that stay to the right of the lane intersection.  Also ask for these types intersections called "Protected Intersections" so they can become safer for all users.  https://vimeo.com/86721046


Bronco Lane Bridge Project Public Meeting
When:   Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:30 PM
Where:  Virginia Gill Community Center,  7902 Westshire Drive, San Antonio, TX

What Should You Say?    Ask that the Bridge has a minimum 6ft width sidewalks across with 25mph speed limits.  No need for bicycle lanes.  contact:  Peter Rodriguez at 207-8154

Shaenfield Road Bridge Public Meeting
When:   Wednesday, May 28, 2014 6:00 PM
Where:  Burke Elementary School Cafeteria, 10111 Terra Oak, San Antonio, TX

When:  Tuesday, June 3, 2014  7:00PM
Where: Burke Elementary School Cafeteria, 10111 Terra Oak, San Antonio, TX

What Should you Say?   Ask that the Bridge Contain 6ft bicycle lanes on either side with extra stripping between the bicycle lane and the traffic as well as 6ft sidewalks.  Also ask them to remove the Turn Center lane and add that space to the sides of the rd for bicycle lanes.   Also Ask that they abide by the Bicycle Master Plan as well.  contact:  Peter Rodriguez@ 207-8154

Frio City Sidewalks Public Meeting
When:   Thursday, May 29, 2014 6:00 PM
Where: 
Collins Garden Branch Library  200 N. Park, San Antonio, TX

What Should you Say?   Ask that the Sidewalks are at least 6ft wide with neckdowns at every intersection on the streets that connect with Frio City Rd.  Demand that a protected Bicycle lane is also added and that they abide by the Bicycle Master Plan.  If parking is added, demand that they put in the parking as a barr.ier so that the bicycle lane is along the curb, and the parking is a natural barrier to the bicycle and sidewalks
Also ask for these types intersections called "Protected Intersections" so they can become safer for all users.  https://vimeo.com/86721046  contact:  Peter Rodriguez at 207-8154

West Huisache Project Public Meeting
When:   Monday, June 02, 2014 6:00 PM
Where:  Young Women's Leadership Academy  2123 W. Huisache, San Antonio, TX


What Shold you Say?  This time, no bike lanes, this is a neighborhood street.  It should have neckdowns to keep traffic flowing slow with islands and speed humps.  It should also have 25MPH on this street.  Putting a bicycle lane down this street is just a waste of paint.  Also ask for these types intersections called "Protected Intersections" so they can become safer for all users.  https://vimeo.com/86721046
Contact: Peter Rodriguez@ 207-8154 or David Pulido @ 207-8128

Bandera & Eckhert and Bandera & Tezel/Prue Public Meeting
When:  June 5, 2014 6:30 PM
Where: Maverick Branch Library, 8700 Mystic Park, San Antonio, TX

What Should you Say?  Demand that the city follows the guidelines that were lay down in the Bicycle Master plan.  Also demand that they build the "Protected Intersections" at protectedintersections.com so this area can become safe for all road users. https://vimeo.com/86721046  And ask for sidewalks too.  contact: Peter Rodriguez at 207-8154

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Two Accidents that didn't need to Happen

As the Mayor issued his Proclamation in support for National Bike Month, two people got into accidents on very busy stroads.  The first was at Broadway near Hildebrand where Chase White was riding home on his Cannondale got hit by a SUV. The other was Jose Carlos Macy got sideswiped while riding on in the bike Lane where two cars were racing.  Both are dangerous places to ride even with a bicycle lane but they don't have to be, the City of San Antonio has failed time and time again to provide safe places to ride your bicycles on major thoroughfares and from the looks of things, they ain't going to change anytime soon.

April 29, 2014.  Chase White:  

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Chase White, like other people ride daily on Broadway.  On the night of April 29,(image 5.1) White was riding his bicycle in the right lane which is roughly 10 feet in width.  This lane stretches from Hildebrand to Casa Blanca.  As he was riding a SUV came along and rear ended him as he and the SUV entered the construction zone by Hildebrand.  He had lights, but the person in the SUV didn't have the patience for sharing the road.  He is lucky to be alive, he had a helmet which saved his life, but chances are, he will be buried in debt for medical bills and is officially out of work for a while.

May 3, 2014.  Jose Carlos Macy:
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Jose Carlos Macy thought he was safe riding in the bicycle lane on W Commerce St. (Image 5.2)  Little did he and his friend knew, two cars decided to race down the stroad and he got dragged underneath the car.  The car speed away leaving Jose to die.  He wasn't wearing a helmet, and how could he, it really uncomfortable to wear one.

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The Problem with Broadway,  Chase White:

Broadway is one big stroad, and because of its location sandwich between US 281 / Olmos Basin and Fort Sam Houston, (Image 5.3) it is a very major thoroughfare between Downtown and the North East Side of town.  Now we can blame the driver of the SUV who wasn't paying attention, we can blame Chase White for not yielding to the car, or we can blame the people who designed Broadway. 

Broadway consist of one 12ft center turn lane, two 12 ft vehicle lanes and one 10ft vehicle lane.(Image 5.4)  Imagine if they didn't have that 10 ft right lane, but a protected bicycle lane also known as a cycletrack.  There's no reason for San Antonio to have 3 vehicle lanes going in the same direction.  When you have more than two lanes, the cars race each other and overtake each other passing in every lane available whether it is the left lane or right lane.  Just go sit at a bus stop along Broadway and you'll see the cars racing each other.  But if they actually had a protected cycletrack like the one they have in Austin on Guadalupe St, (Image 5.5) then maybe Chase would still be working and would still have healthy pelvis.
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The Problem with W Commerce/Buena Vista,  Jose Carlos Macy:

W Commerce St is a one way stroad consisting of a 4ft bicycle lane in the left side of the street, two 14ft vehicle lanes and 10ft shoulder. (Image 5.6)  Now I have had problems riding in this bicycle lane to where I don't ride in it anymore.  I don't know how many time I almost got killed because a car wanted to make a left turn and couldn't give a damn that I was riding in that lane behind him.  This same make up for the stroad going the other way, Buena Vista which also has the bicycle lane on the left hand side and should be kept out of.  Now a days, when I find my self on W Commerce or Buena Vista, you'll find me riding in the 10ft shoulder.  The good news, cars aren't always parked in it.  You have all this space to your self that the other cars are keeping out, might as well use it. 

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Now every time I see screwed up designs here on the West, South and East sides, I wonder if it was intentionally put that way because of the Hispanics and Black people live out here.  I have no evidence that this is a result of racial discrimination, but when you see the broken small sidewalks and the dangerous bicycle lane on the left hand side, I can only help but think that way.  There are many more examples that I will point out in future blogs that has got to be the result of racism in these parts of town.. 

Now image if we were to shorten the 14ft vehicle lanes to 12ft and replace the 10ft shoulder with a two way cycle tracks.  Imagine if that was in place on the night that Jose was riding home, he would probably would be alive right now.  One of the two racing vehicles would have probably hit the barrier separating the vehicle lanes from the driving lanes and perhaps killing one of the drivers.  Again, you don't have to travel far to see what could have save the life of Jose Carlos Macy.  All you have to do is travel to Austin and ride down Rio Grande St by UT and you'll see a two way bicycle lane.  You can also go to 2nd St there as well and take a look at that cycle track (Image 5.7).  The reason why I want 2 way cycletracks on one way street is to reduce the conflict for when people have to go in the direction against the flow of traffic. 

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Now if your worried about the bus stops along these stroads, then I might recommend the bus island.  There's no reason why the bus has to enter these protect bicycle lanes.  This one in Austin along Guadalupe St is a perfect example on one and you don't have to travel to the Netherlands to see others in action.  You can also use this same method to make safe passage for cyclist when it comes to streetcar tracks. 

Why We Have What We Have:

Now you have to wonder why we have such screwed up infrastructure when it come to pedestrians and bicycles.  So far my only finding in that regard is the city ordinance that you see below. 


Sec. 19-66. Conformity with state manual.
All traffic-control signs, signals and devices installed or erected in the city shall conform to the manual and specifications approved by the state highways and public transportation commission. All signs and signals required under this chapter shall so far as practicable be uniform as to type and location throughout the city. All traffic-control devices so erected and not inconsistent with the provisions of state law or this chapter shall be official traffic-control devices.
State law reference— Similar provisions, Vernon's Ann. Civ. St. art. 6701d, § 31.

When I did a google search of "state highways and public transportation commission,"  I came up links to TXDOT sites.  Now there is an association I have heard called the American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials (AASTHTO) which is a quasi government body that create the standards in which TXDOT and other DOT's go by.  When I complained about the repainting of S Hackberry St, I was told that they went by these standards and was properly painted.  This is my only conclusion to the reason why we have such lousy bicycle lanes, sidewalks and other bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure. It is because we are using standards that make highways, not friendly city streets.  (Wikipedia Link) 
There Are standards we can use to create the neighborhoods we want, but before we can actually impliment those standards, we're going to have to rewrite this law to use The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO).  This is the site on where I got my examples pictures for my first blog, An Introduction and South Flores Success.  NACTO is a coalition of 15 of the largest cities in the United States with one Affiliated member, Austin, TX.  And naturally, San Antonio is not a member, Keep San Antonio Lame.  (Wikipedia Link)
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Just think if we actually had the infrastructure that kept us safe, more people would be riding their bicycles and walking.  And when more people ride their bicycles, it makes all of us safer.  Just look at this chart (Image 5.9) from NYC, you can clearly see that in the city of New York that the number of cycling accidents were reduce while at the same time the number of cyclist actually increased.  Other cities showed the same results from this LiveScience Article.    There's no need for a helmet law, or other silly suggestion like "Share the Road."  We've been trying these things for the better part of two decades and all they have solved was nothing.  Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.  And that is what you'll continue to hear from city officials from the MPO, The City of San Antonio, and other Government agencies.  It sounds nice, but if were asking people to share the road with motorcycles too, (Image 5.8) then we should know by know we're doing something wrong.

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There is some good news in this, The city of San Antonio don't have any mandatory helmet laws and we're ain't going to get any.  After all, the mayor don't want to reduce the number of B-Cycle trips everyday. 


PS
Also your probably asking why I misspelled the Word Street. Well, I didn't, I am simply using a term we need to start using in identifying the problem with our infrastructure, The "Stroad"

Images:
Image 5.1:  KSAT 12 News story of Chase White Accident.
Image 5.2:  KSAT 12 News Story of Jose Carlos Macy
Image 5.3:  My map showing how Broadway is a funnel
Image 5.4:  Google Street Image of Broadway North of Funston Pl.
Image 5.5:  My picture of the Cycletrack on Guadalupe St in Austin, TX across the street from UT
Image 5.6:  Google Street Image of W Commerse St pass Sabinas
Image 5.7:  My picture of 2nd St at Red River of the two way cycletrack.  Notice how the signal lights are the same for car and bicycles but when they want the bicycle to go they go green while the ones for the cars stay red.
Image 5.8:  A sign I found on Google search for Watch for Motorcycles.
Image 5.9:  A chart I found showing the number of cyclist out there compared to the number of accidents in NYC.  Source:  http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_-bseQdGtXho/TJxLXXlusnI/AAAAAAAAAl8/EfczWcxvsR4/s1600/ridership_graph.jpg


Up Coming Bicycle Events

Ride of SilenceWhen:  Thursday, May 15, 2014  6:30pm
Where: Halcyon/BlueStar Art Complex
Description:  A Bicycle ride honoring those who lost their lives. 

Frankenbike #48
When:   May 17, 2014  10am to 4pm
Where:  Red-D Bikes~ 120 Playmoor Suite B ~ 78210
Description:  FrankenBike (n) A free bike swap meet held once a month in San Antonio, Texas that is open to anyone who wants to buy, sell or trade bicycles and bicycle related gear or parts.

Bike Beat Festival
When:   Sat, May 17, 3pm – 11pm


Where:  Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX
Description:
   The 2nd Annual BIKE|BEAT features bike demos, live music, roller races, food trucks, giveaways and much more!


 Up Coming Important Meetings
If you want to make a difference, please attend.
Walk & Roll Night (BMAC & PMAC joint meeting)
Where:  VIA Metro Centre, 1021 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX
When:  Wed, May 14, 5:30pm – 8pm
Description:  The MPO Bicycle Mobility Advisory Committee and the Pedistrain Mobility Advisory Committee talking about the current projects related to pedestriand bicycle related. 

What Should you Say?    You should mention this blog, blogsanantonio.blogspot.com.  Not much unless you have a minor problem in your neighborhood.  


S. Flores Street Improvement Community Meeting
When:   Monday May 19, 2014  6pm to 7pm
Where:  Cafeteria of Morrill Elementary School, 5200 S. Flores, San Antonio, TX
Description:  City of San Antonio’s TCI Department will present the alternate bicycle route as a result of community feedback from public meetings held in December, March and April.

What Should you Say?    Let them know that they don't need to have alternative bicycle routes and infact that what they did was a pretty good job and the bicycle  lane is making it safe for us.  You can also hand out this flyer to all those who think getting rid of the bicycle lane is a good ideal.  Contact Jeanette Morin at 207-5011 or Jeanette.Morin@sanantonio.gov

VIA’s South/West Corridor Study Public Meeting 
When:  Tuesday May 20, 2014  6:00PM
Where: Harlandale Community Center, 301 Sussex, 78221

When:   Thursday May 22, 2014  6:00PM
Where:  The Neighborhood Place 3014 Rivas St, 78228

When:  Wednesday, May 21, 2014  3pm to 6pm
Where:  Madla Transit Center

When   Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6AM To 9AM

Where  Crossroads Park & Ride

Description: 
VIA is conducting a study to identify transit improvements along the South/West Connector Corridor in the San Antonio region. The corridor study area includes Military Drive from IH-37 on the east to General McMullen on the west; and General McMullen and Zarzamora from Military drive on the south to Fredericksburg Road on the north.  More info can be found here:  http://www.viainfo.net/Planning/Corridor.aspx

What Should You Say?   You should ask for more frequency on the crosstown routes and bicycle racks called bicycle hoods at bus stops.  Also ask that via look into creating bus islands so the bike lane can go around a busy stop.

Open House: Improvements to I-35   (I might be able to attend this meeting.) 
Where:   Central Catholic High School Elizondo Center (corner of Wilmington Avenue and Dallas Street) 1403 St. Mary’s St.  San Antonio, TX 78215
When:  Wednesday, May 21, 2014  5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Description:  TxDOT invites you to an open house on proposed improvements for Interstate 35. The project staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information. No formal presentation will be given. Attendees are invited to come and go at their convenience.
TxDOT proposes improving I-35 between North Flores and New Braunfels Ave. and between AT&T Parkway and Binz-Engelman Road. The proposed project includes auxiliary lanes, ramp adjustments and other improvements to improve mobility and enhance the operation and safety of I-35 in this area

What Should you say?
   Ask for Bicycle lanes along the the frontage roads or mix use sidewalks and make sure they use the City of San Antonio Bicycle Master Plan when making improvements. Also ask for these types of intersections so they can become safer for all users.  https://vimeo.com/86721046


Open House - Improvements to US 90 from Loop 1604 to I-410
Where:  Mary Lou Fisher Elementary School Cafeteria,  3430 Barrel Pass, San Antonio, TX 78245
When:   Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Description:  TxDOT invites you to an open house on proposed improvements for US 90 From Loop 1604 to I-410. The project staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information. No formal presentation will be given. Attendees are invited to come and go at their convenience.
Proposed improvements along US 90 from LP 1604 to I-410 on the west side of San Antonio are designed to improve operations and safety along this section of US 90. The proposed improvements include:
  • Conversion of the two-way frontage roads to one-way operations
  • Relocation of entrance and exit ramps
  • Intersection improvements
What Should you say?  Ask for bicycle lanes/Shoulder or a mix use sidewalk along the proposed Frontage roads and Safe bicycle lanes that stay to the right of the lane intersection.  Also ask for these types of intersections so they can become safer for all users.  https://vimeo.com/86721046

Upper Woodlawn Drainage Project Public Meeting
When:    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:00 PM
Where:   Joe Ward Community Center  435 E. Sunshine, San Antonio, TX

What Should you Say?  Ask for a hike and bike trail along the drainage all the way too Woodlawn lake as well as any increase size in the sidewalks that cross over the drainage....
  Contact:  Peter Rodriguez at 207-8154

Skyplace Boulevard Extension Project Public Meeting
When:   Thursday, May 15, 2014 6:00 PM
Where:  Northeast Service Center, 10303 Toolyard, 78233

What Should You Say? 
  Ask that the city makes sure that there is sufficient access to the Salado Creek Trail and 6 ft bicycle lanes on each side of this street. 
Contact: David McBeth  at 210-207-6342 or david.mcbeth@sanantonio.gov.

Bronco Lane Bridge Project Public Meeting
When:   Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:30 PM
Where:  Virginia Gill Community Center,  7902 Westshire Drive, San Antonio, TX

What Should You Say?    Ask that the Bridge has a minimum 6ft width sidewalks across with 25mph speed limits.  No need for bicycle lanes.  contact:  Peter Rodriguez at 207-8154

Shaenfield Road Bridge Public Meeting
When:   Wednesday, May 28, 2014 6:00 PM
Where:  Burke Elementary School Cafeteria, 10111 Terra Oak, San Antonio, TX

When:  Tuesday, June 3, 2014  7:00PM
Where: Burke Elementary School Cafeteria, 10111 Terra Oak, San Antonio, TX

What Should you Say?   Ask that the Bridge Contain 6ft bicycle lanes on either side with extra stripping between the bicycle lane and the traffic as well as 6ft sidewalks.  Also ask them to remove the Turn Center lane and add that space to the sides of the rd for bicycle lanes.   Also Ask that they abide by the Bicycle Master Plan as well.  contact:  Peter Rodriguez@ 207-8154

Frio City Sidewalks Public Meeting
When:   Thursday, May 29, 2014 6:00 PM
Where: 
Collins Garden Branch Library  200 N. Park, San Antonio, TX

What Should you Say?   Ask that the Sidewalks are at least 6ft wide with neckdowns at every intersection on the streets that connect with Frio City Rd.  Demand that a protected Bicycle lane is also added and that they abide by the Bicycle Master Plan.  If parking is added, demand that they put in the parking as a barr.ier so that the bicycle lane is along the curb, and the parking is a natural barrier to the bicycle and sidewalks
Also ask for these types intersections called "Protected Intersections" so they can become safer for all users.  https://vimeo.com/86721046  contact:  Peter Rodriguez at 207-8154

West Huisache Project Public Meeting
When:   Monday, June 02, 2014 6:00 PM
Where:  Young Women's Leadership Academy  2123 W. Huisache, San Antonio, TX


What Shold you Say?  This time, no bike lanes, this is a neighborhood street.  It should have neckdowns to keep traffic flowing slow with islands and speed humps.  It should also have 25MPH on this street.  Putting a bicycle lane down this street is just a waste of paint.  Also ask for these types intersections called "Protected Intersections" so they can become safer for all users.  https://vimeo.com/86721046
Contact: Peter Rodriguez@ 207-8154 or David Pulido @ 207-8128

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