San Antonio Roads Aren't Safe For Cyclists
Cyclists are considered vehicle operators and are held to the same standards as motorists, but are significantly more vulnerable on the road. What needs to happen to ensure both cyclists and drivers feel safe sharing San Antonio streets?
The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's advisory committee on bicycle mobility found that 29 people were killed or seriously injured while riding a bike in 2018. There has been a rise in fatalities compared to the previous year in 2017, according to the Alamo Area MPO and Vision Zero San Antonio.
How have the biking community, residents and city officials responded to these recent incidents? Is there enough momentum to finally move the needle on bike safety? What infrastructure is now in place to accommodate cyclists and other pedestrians? Where do we need more bike lanes, paths and trails in San Antonio? What other changes could improve current conditions?Are you part of the cycling community? What are your thoughts on and recommendations for improving safety and efficiency on our roadways? Click here to take the ConnectSAsurvey on mobility priorities in San Antonio.
- Linda Alvarado-Vela, planning/public involvement program manager at the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO)
- Jeff Moore, leader of SATX Social Ride and senior management specialist for the San Antonio Office of Emergency Management
- Bob Rivard, cyclist and editor of the Rivard Report
- Art Reinhardt, interim deputy director of the City of San Antonio's Transportation and Capital Improvements Department
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This interview aired on Thursday, May 2, 2019