San Antonio City Council unanimously agreed Thursday to fund protected bike lanes on Avenue B and North Alamo Street near downtown.
Even as City officials contend with an improvement plan for Broadway that would bring expanded sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and lighting to the area, there’s new development at nearly every corner, with more to come.
A move to include bike lanes in the design for lower Broadway failed Monday, but a separate zoning vote could still bring the issue before City Council next year.
A zoning change is required for the City to implement a $42 million improvement project for Broadway Street.
Though current plans for Broadway Street do not include protected bike lanes, cyclists argue that installing them there is the best way forward.
This Sunday, a flock of cyclists – including at least two San Antonio City Council members – is set to ride south on Broadway Street to highlight the need for continuous bike lanes.
Mayor Nirenberg and Councilwoman Gonzales have been vocal advocates on Council for bike lanes, but neither was sure what might help force the issue.
Commentary: The debate over bike lanes on lower Broadway has been a lesson in poor public engagement.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg discussed funding for Pre-K for SA, community college tuition, and other second-term goals Wednesday at an event at the Pearl Stable.
A public tax board unanimously approved a $6 million deal that will bring protected cycling tracks on streets adjacent to Broadway Street near downtown.