Throughout the 2020 Community Visioning process, San Antonians’ continuously elevated a desire to see more accessibility to public transit and on sidewalks. Accessibility, in this instance, was noted to consider services and facilities built or modified so that they can be used by people with or without disabilities. As such, SA2020 prioritized this indicator in 2021.
SA2020 has been working with the City of San Antonio Public Works Department to determine available data.
The City of San Antonio Public Works Department uses field assessment data to track the miles of sidewalks that are “usable” and “unusable.” “Usability” is a broad term which reflects how easy a pedestrian facility (e.g. sidewalk) is to use and relates to the quality of a person’s experience when interacting with the pedestrian facility. This usability field assessment data along with curb ramp and Audible Pedestrian Signal (APS) field assessment data will inform the City’s updated Sidewalk Transition Plan.
SA2020 will continue to work in partnership with the department to determine the best way to measure this indicator.
In the May 7 bond election, San Antonians approved 6 propositions: streets, parks, drainage, affordable housing, public safety facilities, and library and cultural facilities. With the approval of the 2022-2027 bond package, 183 projects located across the city will be funded.