The announcement by organizers that the March 30 Síclovía will move from Broadway to the Southside for the first time in the event’s two-and-a-half year existence is good news for the city’s cycling community.
If 2013 was the year when San Antonio was declared a “City on the Rise” and everywhere the pace of development and construction accelerated in the urban core, then 2014 is likely to be the year when the city sees many of the current projects completed and new challenges and opportunities arise to keep San Antonio on its current city-building course.
When the dust soon settles on the former site of Spanish-language KWEX-TV, and images of a handful of protestors become old news, those who support San Antonio’s downtown development and its history can come together and find common ground.
Standing in Padre Park Saturday morning under an open-sided tent crowded with public officials, dignitaries, long-serving river restoration devotees and some of the Southside’s finest, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff began with a gentle warning.
Last week the Rivard Report and B-cycle teamed up to launch the inaugural Something Monday event, an active weeknight adventure that includes a little recreation, a little learning, and a little post-ride socializing.
It’s a common complaint heard around town on Monday nights in San Antonio: There’s nothing to do.
Some day soon, Confluence Park, a hands-on science and technology learning center, will come to life on an empty three-acre lot where the San Antonio River and San Pedro Creek meet. What was once a fenced-off storage yard for CPS Energy that sat between the river and nearby homes will be transformed into a showcase Southside destination where learning will be fun.
National Trail Day is this Saturday, and because San Antonians take great pride in their rich history it’s fitting to commemorate the sprawling network of roads and trails that helped establish our fair city.
People can sense the possibility that someday soon San Antonio could have what is now missing from the center city: a great public park with green spaces alive with locals and visitors.
With the arrival of Fiesta, the 23rd since my family’s arrival here in late 1989, I find myself collecting medals, studying the official calendar of events, breaking out my Dos Carolinas guayaberas — and wrestling with my own deep ambivalence about the next 10 days.