BIKESA and BIKESANANTONIO Project Description Fall 1993

Intramodel Surface Transportation Enhancement Act (ISTEA) Grant Project Description

Fall 1993

BIKESA and BIKESANANTONIO is a plan for a comprehensive bikeway system for San Antonio. This safe user friendly system concept involves dedicated bikeways minimizing bicycle/automobile interfacing.

BIKESA is designed to move people cost effectively and contribute to quality of life through a safe and environmentally aware system.

Initial discussions with San Antonio Parks and Recreation have indicated possible use of the  historical Alligator Gardens property for BIKESA headquarters.

BIKESA will interconnect San Antonio’s system of parks, museums, schools, and cultural tourist attractions while providing a daily commuter route from suburbs to the downtown business district.

BIKESA and BIKESANANTONIO system will be composed of:

1. A Downtown Central Hub

a) Hemisfair Plaza

b) Alamodome

c) Institute of Texan Cultures

d) The Alamo

e) Downtown hotels

f) Hospitals

g) Market Square

h) Municipal Auditorium

i) Y.M.C.A.

2. A North Spoke

a) Travis Park

b) San Antonio Museum of Art

c) VFW

d) Brackenridge Park

e) Lions Field

f) San Antonio Zoo

g) Witte Museum

h) Incarnate Word College

i) McNay Musuem

j) San Antonio Botanical Gardens

3. South spoke will utilize the Mission Trail corridor.

4. East Route will utilize the proposed Houston Street corridor linked to St. Phillips College.

5. West  corridor will link parks and Our Lady of the Lady University.

Right of ways and easements through parkways are currently being negotiated with Parks and Recreation, San Antonio River Authority, for a minimal lease hold fee. Work to be performed includes renovation of Alligator Gardens, construct bikeways, curb cuts, planting trees, bridges, elevated bikeways. Security will include fencing, lighting, telephones, cameras, and BIKESA staff.