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Recipe For A Bike-Friendly San Antonio: Infrastructure, Education, Encouragement

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San Antonio received a bronze-level designation from the League of American Bicyclists' list of Bicycle Friendly Communities in 2014.

While the number of people commuting by bike in San Antonio has increased over the past six years, so has the number of bike-related deaths and serious injuries, according to 2016 data.

Bicycling, walking and other active transportation methods offer a variety of transportation, economic, environmental, health and social benefits. 

To make San Antonio a more bike-friendly city, top priorities include expanding and improving bicycle infrastructure citywide; educating the community about cycling safety to increase awareness and reduce the risk of crashes; and encouraging local businesses and universities to create a welcoming atmosphere for bicycling employees and customers.


Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.