Since 2021, SA2020 has been working with the City of San Antonio Disability Access Office, Public Works Department, and VIA Metropolitan Transit to determine reliable data that could help measure this goal.
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Throughout the community engagement process to co-create the 2030 vision, San Antonians prioritized the accessibility of public transit and sidewalks. Accessibility refers to services and facilities built or modified so that they can be used by people with disabilities.
VIA Metropolitan Transit has a total of 6,081 stops of which 5,710 fall within the City of San Antonio. With a buffer of 15-feet around each stop, 4,385 locations were identified where sidewalks exist, while 423 locations show sidewalk gaps. 371 bus stops are in TXDOT ROW and/or outside City of San Antonio limits/jurisdiction.
The City plans to release the Sidewalk Transition Plan in March 2023 and report on updates annually in December. The Sidewalk Transition plan will include field assessment data on the accessibility of pedestrian facilities. SA2020 will continue to monitor the timeline for the Sidewalk Transition Plan and work with the City and VIA Transit to determine the best measure and 2030 goal for improving public transit accessibility. In the meantime, VIA Transit keeps an updated record of new and ongoing projects at keepsamoving.com.