Funding approved for alternate bicycle lane route on lower Broadway corridor

$6M approved for bike lanes in addition to $42M for project

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SAN ANTONIO – Funding was recently approved for bike lanes in the downtown area but not the lower corridor of Broadway Street.

An alternate route, however, has been approved. 

A traffic study said lower Broadway was too narrow to add bikes lanes from I-35 to Houston Street.

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Instead, cyclists will be diverted from Broadway onto Avenue B and Alamo Street.

In addition to the $42 million that will be used for repairs to Broadway from Houston Street to Hildebrand Avenue, $6 million was approved for the bike lanes as a separate project.

The full City Council must still approve the tax increment reinvestment zone funding for the bike lane project on Avenue B to move forward.