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Electric scooters are a convenient way to get around San Antonio, until you can't get around them.

As their popularity rises, so do concerns regarding safety and accessibility for people living with disabilities.

  

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Until 2019, three metropolitan planning organizations, or MPOs, were responsible for the Rio Grande Valley's roadways and traffic concerns. But Gov. Greg Abbott said problems endured.

San Antonio Roads Aren't Safe For Cyclists

May 1, 2019
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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?


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San Antonio and Leon Valley's portion of State Highway 16 – better known as the Bandera Road corridor – is a problem area for drivers. 

A particular stretch of Bandera Road between I-410 and Loop 1604 is the eighth most congested road in the region, ranked within the top 70 most congested in the state according to the Texas Department of Transportation.  


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Fewer e-scooters and e-scooter companies will be in San Antonio if a future city contract comes to pass, according to city officials and others with knowledge of the issue. San Antonio passed a six-month pilot  program for electric e-scooters in October that will be revisited on April 19. City staff will present a plan this month.

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The United States is seeing a sharp rise in the number of pedestrian fatalities, according to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association. Nearly 300 pedestrians were killed on Texas roads in the first half of 2018.


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A city committee discussed on Monday the ways the city could do more to protect people with disabilities from the city’s 16,000 permitted electric scooters and dockless bicycles.

The Disability Access Advisory Committee was created by city council and  is made up primarily of disability rights advocates and individuals with disabilities. It wrote a list of concerns and possible fixes in a draft memo as the city’s dockless vehicle pilot program enters its final month.

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Why isn't San Antonio making more progress toward improving mobility challenges?

  

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San Antonio is in a race against time to address key transportation issues to meet the demands of a growing population. 


Norway's rugged west coast is home to glaciers, waterfalls and dozens of fjords that draw hordes of tourists each summer. But navigating the extreme topography of the region, which is home to a third of the country's population, isn't easy.

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