CONTACT: Justin Renteria, 210-207-0900
SAN ANTONIO (November 14, 2019) — Today, the San Antonio City Council voted unanimously in favor of approving a $6,000,000 funding agreement with the Midtown Tax Increment Refinance Zone (TIRZ) Board of Directors for the construction of the Avenue B and N. Alamo Bike Lane Project located in Council District 1. District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño provided the following statement:
“After a lengthy and robust process, I am glad City Council approved the project design the public, Transportation Capital Improvements (TCI), and design professionals curated together over the last four-and-a-half years. The focus of the Broadway and Avenue B and N. Alamo design has always been to create a pedestrian-focused experience. This design is the safer option for all as it provides wide sidewalks, protected intersections, and two-way protected bike lanes in addition to other safety and aesthetic amenities.
The public and stakeholders have expressed support for this design at more than 60 public engagement events related to the Broadway corridor that have been held since January 2016, and I am grateful for their guidance. Additionally, organizations such as VIA, the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Centro San Antonio back this design because they feel it is safer and equitable to all modes of transportation.
Thank you to TCI staff for their time and dedication to this project. Furthermore, I applaud the Midtown TIRZ Board for contributing more funding than necessary to create a sense of place in the Lower Broadway area. Avenue B and N. Alamo, once complete, will be the standard for innovative infrastructure designs which provide safety for pedestrians, cyclists, public transit patrons, and motorists.”e.