San Antonio has been making great strides in bike-friendliness the last few years, and we are happy to pass along yet two more exciting developments: an international award for their bike share program (the first in Texas), and the scheduling of their first ciclovia!
The International Downtown Association, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that advocates for liveable urban centers, has recognized San Antonio’s Office of Environmental Policy for its work related to the Bike Share program. The B-Cycle program enhances San Antonio’s downtown for both tourists and residents alike, providing a fun, easy form of transportation that is both sustainable and healthy. Congratulations to the Office of Environmental Policy for the acknowledgement of their hard work! Click here to read the City’s press release.
And mark your calendar for the first “Síclovía” in San Antonio! Cíclovías are massively popular events the world over, in which a city declares certain streets car-free for a period of hours on the weekend in which citizens can bike, walk, skate and play freely and safely. El Paso was the first city in Texas to implement a cíclovía, and we are glad to see San Antonio taking it up. Check out the cíclovía in San Antonio, and maybe you’ll be inspired to help bring one to your city as well!