CONTACT: Iris F. González, (210) 207-5454
SAN ANTONIO (December 4, 2019) – The City of San Antonio Planning Department in collaboration with City Council District 7, the City of Leon Valley and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), will conduct two public meetings in an open house format for the SH 16 Bandera Road Corridor Plan.
The SH 16 Bandera Road Corridor Plan, launched earlier this year, is the first corridor plan developed under the guidance of the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan that was adopted by City Council in 2016. The community planning process, including these public meetings, will culminate in the development of multi-modal transportation, future land use, economic development, and urban design plan for the SH 16 Bandera Road Corridor.
During these public meetings, community members will have an opportunity to discuss congestion and mobility on Bandera Road from I-410 to Loop 1604. They will also receive an overview of the City of San Antonio’s scope and goals; data related to walking/biking, alternate modes of transportation, connected neighborhoods; and listen to a presentation on transportation and land use existing conditions on Bandera Road.
“Anyone who has tried to drive on Bandera Road during rush hour will understand the urgency of this effort,” said Councilwoman Ana E. Sandoval. “This meeting is an opportunity to share our progress with the community and invite their feedback on the corridor’s future.”
“We welcome all community members, business owners, and stakeholders to participate and be engaged in the process to improve the Bandera Road Corridor,” said Rudy Niño, Jr, AICP, Assistant Director of the Planning Department. “The insight of those that live and work on or near Bandera Road is essential to our success in planning for the future, relieving traffic congestion, and improving quality of life for our residents.”
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is conducting concurrent studies to analyze corridor issues and potential transportation-related improvements to help alleviate congestion and enhance mobility and safety on SH 16. Preliminary data collection efforts have focused on Bluetooth data, a vendor-provided Bluetooth dataset called “StreetLight,” and data gleaned from the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Travel Demand Model. TxDOT is working in partnership with the City of San Antonio and the City of Leon Valley to gather and identify community values and concerns.
Opportunities to provide input for the corridor will be available during the meeting, through social media, and from a dedicated online platform.
To learn more about the City of San Antonio SH 16 Bandera Road Corridor Plan, please visit https://www.sanantonio.gov/Planning/Bandera-Road-Corridor-Plan.
For information about the Texas Department of Transportation SH 16 Bandera Road Project, visit www.txdot.gov, keyword search “SH 16 Bandera Road”.