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Old Posted Jun 17, 2010, 8:27 AM
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Bike lanes now in fast lane for S.A.

I must say, Julian Castro is an encouraging civic leader. 350 miles of new bike lanes are planned.

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Bike lanes now in fast lane for S.A.
By Colin McDonald - Express-News

Web Posted: 05/25/2010 6:43 CDT

For years, San Antonio has built streets and approved developments with little to no accommodation for anything but motor vehicles. Now with obesity rates off the charts, the region on the verge of violating federal air standards and a new mayor who sees bicycles as part of being a competitive and attractive city, bike lanes are gaining ground.

It’s a move Portland, Ore.; Seattle; Minneapolis; and New York made decades ago.

Although difficult and slow, the transformation has started: A federal grant will promote bicycling and department heads have issued new marching orders.

“It seems the bureaucratic molasses has given way to fuel,” Mayor Julián Castro said recently.

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Bicycling proposals gear up
By Colin McDonald - Express-News

Web Posted: 06/17/2010 12:00 CDT

With close to $1 million in federal stimulus money on the table, the City Council is expected to vote today to improve bicycle transportation downtown.

The money would establish bike rental, bike tour and bike share programs in addition to expanding a “share the road” media campaign.

“We're hitting the accelerator on making San Antonio a more bike-friendly city,” Mayor Julián Castro said. “Not only will these initiatives promote healthy living, they will improve the overall quality of life in our city and make places like downtown more attractive to investment and residential living.”

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great news. As a bicyclist, I approve.
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I'm planning to bring my bike to San Antonio this weekend. We'll be in town for the dogshow downtown. I'm going to ride around and take pics. Bicycles are the only way to see a city.
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Bicycles are the only way to see a city.
Agreed. If you go on car you miss a lot, and by foot it takes way too long.
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City Council adopts downtown bike share plan

140 bikes at 14 locations. Pick up a bike and pay at one location and return it to any other station.

In addition, 32 bike racks are being installed at the Alamodome, the Convention Center, and various parks around downtown.
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