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SAN ANTONIO (March 4, 2021) — Today, Councilwoman Viagran pushed forward a construction contract for extending the Salado Creek Hike and Bike Trail System and provide walkable/bikeable access from Southside Lions Park to SE Military Drive.
The Salado Creek trail project consists of a concrete, multi-use trail and is 3.1 miles long and 10 feet wide. The project also includes construction of a trailhead with pervious parking, three pedestrian bridges, several drainage culverts, retaining walls, rest nodes, signage, and other minor amenities. The Tree Canopy Preservation and Mitigation Fund will be used for tree plantings around the trailhead and supporting irrigation.
“This is a project we have been working on for a long time. We are very proud to continue to extend the Salado Creek Hike and Bike Trail for the residents of District 3 and for all of San Antonio,” stated Councilwoman Viagran. “Once again, this is another example of our resurgence in the Southside and how District 3 represents the Past, Present and Future of our city. I look forward to seeing the new expansion.”
The proposed project is part of a growing network of interconnected hike and bike trails known as the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails system, which is funded through sales tax initiatives and was approved by voters in 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015. The objectives of the program are to acquire and preserve open space along San Antonio creek ways and to develop multi-use hike and bike trails, trailheads, signage, and associated amenities for use by San Antonio residents and visitors.