City of San Antonio adds bike lanes on Valero Way next to UTSA Main Campus

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(Aug. 21, 2014) -- Bike lanes will be added on Valero Way, eliminating vehicle parking on both sides of the city street. The City of San Antonio has scheduled new striping and "no parking" signs to be in place by Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Running on the east perimeter of the UTSA Main Campus, Valero Way is maintained by the City of San Antonio. A few dozen UTSA students will be affected by the change.

Transportation alternatives include:

  • Resident parking permits for $240 per academic year
  • Commuter permits starting at $145
  • VIA Metropolitan Transit to campus (see information on the Bike & Ride program)
  • Shuttles for residents from many apartment complexes adjacent to the Main Campus

The new bike lanes are part of a local plan to address key community infrastructure issues over the next 25 years as San Antonio growth continues. The plan considers sustainability, health, physical and environmental factors. The transportation component would more than triple the miles of bike lanes in the area.

According to a study for the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, 350 miles of bike lanes could be added in the county by restriping pavement without impeding traffic or widening roads.

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