Recently, Several Stroads where recently repaved in District 1 near downtown. Here on Colorado St, they finish repaving it and repainting it (Image 21-6). According to the Bicycle Master Plan, Colorado St from I-10 to Caesar Chavez (Image 21-5) has a plan for a road diet similar to what was done to S Flores. But as you can see in my recent photo of the place it has the same configuration that makes a stroad a stroad. Hey Mr Bernal, where's the bike lane that you promised? (Image 21-4)
But lets face the reality here, San Antonio is too stuck behind the wheel of a car to ever envision a Netherlands network of bike paths and Cycletracks or ever have light rail transit. Although the city is constructing a cycletrack in front the Henry B Gonzales Convention Center along I-37, chances are it won't be used like the city ever intended because there's no signs, sharrows, or painted green like you would see on a similar path in Austin (Image 21-7). If things don't start changing, we will not be on the Bicycle Magazine list come 2016 while I'm betting that Austin will be comfortably in one of those top ten positions because they're committed to building more bus stop islands like this one on Guadalupe St (Image 21-7). Keep Austin Weird, Keep San Antonio Lame.
21-1: A picture of the Bicycle Magazine October 2014 rating of San Antonio, TX as #48 of one the top 50 Bicycle Friendly Cities in the USA.
21-2: A picture of the Bicycle Magazine July 2012 rating of San Antonio, TX as #47 of one the top 50 Bicycle Friendly Cities in the USA.
21-3: A picture of the Bicycle Magazine October 2014 rating of Austin, TX as #11 of one the top 50 Bicycle Friendly Cities in the USA.
21-4: A Screenshot of my Facebook Re-posting of Diego Bernal's FB posting of how San Antonio has 1,700 miles of bile lanes planned and my friends response to his comment.
21-5: A Screenshot of page 28 of the Bicycle Network PDF of the Bicycle Master Plan.
21-6: Colorado St Looking North one block north of Martin St.
21-7: The Bus Stop Island on the Guadalupe St Cycletrack in Austin, TX.