Have you ever wondered why San Antonio is allergic to better bicycle infrastructure? Why we can't have any useful infrastructure like Austin or Houston for that matter? A friend of mine came across ilovesanantonio.org, a local voting resources by SA2020. At the bottom of the page (this is on my android) you come across statistics and this one tells it all. (Image 62.1) It is the Average age of the people who vote which is 63 years old.
If you ever listen to the KunstlerCast, I recommend that you go listen to KunstlerCast #141: Interstate 69 with Matt Dellinger. There you will hear the short story on why the main guy who is trying to build this freeway is well over 90+ years old. During the interview, he notes an interesting fact, the people who are for the this interstate are over 45 years of age.
Another reason you should vote is because today, young people have a disadvantage already placed upon them. If you where born after 1990, chances are you are making less money than your parents at the same age they were. This forces younger people to try to save money anyway we/they can. Eventually people are going to try to use a bicycle or take VIA to get around, and when that happens, they're going to find that driving a car is almost the only way to get around.
So if you aren't registered to vote yet, I suggest that you click on this link: https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrapp/index.asp and get to it pronto. Because the only way we get bicycle lanes, a VIA system that don't suck, IS TO VOTE.
Click Here to Register to Vote: https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrapp/index.asp Deadline is April 6 to vote in the San Antonio Municipal Election...
Early Election is Monday, April 24 thru Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Click here to find an early voting location. http://nowcastsa.com/blogs/heather-dimasi/map-where-find-early-voting-polling-locations
Election Day is Saturday, May 6, 2017.
To find out where the candidates stand on the issues facing cycling in San Antonio, please click here.... bikesanantonio.blogspot.com/p/city-election-2017-on-cycling.html
The blog that explains my questions #ivotebikesa 2017
62.1: the statistics that ilovesanantonio.org has on their site about voting.
62.2. All the old people thanking Council Lady Viagran for removing the S Flores Bicycle Lanes. Source: http://therivardreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/rebecca-viagran-south-flores-council-vote_credit-iris-dimmick.jpg
62.3: VIA's new paint scheme. A bust traveling West bound in W Commerce St at Calaveras.