The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO) has a study underway to look at potential expansion of the bike share system in Bexar County and to study the feasibility of implementing a bike share program in Comal, Guadalupe and Kendall counties.
1. What do you think?
To suggest new station locations throughout the entire study area, click on the link below, answer a few questions and share your suggestions.
We’d love to hear from you. Our survey takes less than 5 minutes and your participation will help us understand how to improve and expand San Antonio Bike Share.
About San Antonio Bike Share
San Antonio Bike Share launched in 2011 and now has over 500 bikes located at 60 stations within the urban core of the city and along the Museum and Mission Reach bike paths. The program has recorded over 400,000 trips in its 6 years of operation.
San Antonio Bike Share is owned and operated by San Antonio Bike Share, a non-profit organization dedicated solely to operating the bike share program. For more information about the program, please visit their website at: https://sanantonio.bcycle.com/
2. Come see us!
We’ll be attending local events to learn from you what bike share could look like in your community and to share our work on the Master Plan.
Check back regularly to see what events we’ll be attending. Come see us at the following Fall 2017 events:
3. About the Project
Alamo Area Bike Share Master Plan
The purpose of the Alamo Area Bike Share Master Plan is to look at the potential expansion of San Antonio Bike Share within Bexar County and to study the feasibility of implementing bike share within Comal, Guadalupe, and Kendall counties.
Why expand the system
The Alamo Area has been very active in bicycle planning over the past several years. Expansion of the bike share system is a stated priority of the City of San Antonio’s SA Tomorrow Plan that includes a target of at least 100 stations and 1,000 bikes. Bike share could also leverage Bexar County’s investment in bicycle infrastructure, which has increased from 34 miles in 2000 to over 200 miles of bicycle lanes and 125 miles of trails in 2016.
Bicycling and walking have also become important transportation considerations in Comal, Guadalupe, and Kendall counties and in particular in the cities of New Braunfels, Seguin and Boerne. Bike share could provide a number of opportunities including linking to existing and future transit services and providing positive community health and economic development outcomes.
4. Project Information
The project will be overseen by a Study Oversight Committee consisting of local agency staff and regional stakeholders. The Committee will meet at regular intervals to guide the project and review project deliverables.
The consultant team will review data from the existing bike share program to understand how it currently performs and will review the local planning and policy framework that supports expansion of the program. This task will also include an extensive stakeholder and public outreach process that will help guide expansion of the program.
This task will bring together stakeholder and public opinion and analysis based on the consultant team’s experience planning bike share programs around the country to develop potential expansion scenarios. It will also consider recent technology changes and assess the feasibility and readiness of other parts of the region joining the program.
A final report will compile the work conducted in the above tasks and provide a blueprint for the region to expand the bike share program.