The City’s Downtown was the focus of two presentation/open Downtown Transportation Study and Complete Streets Meeting house public meetings on Tuesday, March 6. The Downtown Transportation Study team, led by Pape-Dawson Engineers and Arup, presented concepts for the forthcoming 2012 Bond projects as well as new street typologies for all of downtown. Phil Myrick of the Project for Public Spaces was on hand to present placemaking concepts for several of the bond projects and discuss how the City’s infrastructure can be enhanced with mini-plazas and lively street activities.
Mukul Malhotra of MIG presented Complete Street concepts for roads adjacent to and within Hemisfair Park, including Cesar Chavez, S Alamo, Market Street and the internal Park streets. Complete Streets is a national initiative, supported by San Antonio city policy, to accommodate all users – cyclists, transit riders, pedestrians and vehicles – safely and comfortably within the roadway. MIG’s street concepts showed bicycle lanes on Cesar Chavez, separated from traffic by stormwater planters, and an expanded public realm on S Alamo with wide sidewalks, street trees and bike lanes.
The concepts and presentations are being posted online to City and project websites.
See http://sa-dts.com/ for information on the Downtown Transportation Study and http://www.facebook.com/pages/HemisFair-Park-Planning for updates on Hemisfair Park.
Marita Roos RLA LEED-AP