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Written by Jennifer Herrera on Jul 23, 2010
San Antonio has embarked on an ambitious effort to make the city a more bike-friendly place. And city planners want your ideas.Julia Diana, senior management analyst for San Antonio’s Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Transportation department, said San Antonio is working on educating residents about cycling issues, including bike safety laws, new bike racks and a bike-share program which is scheduled to launch in 2011.
Written by Andrew Delgado on Jul 16, 2010
Come take a trip from past to the future in our San Antonio Then and Now photo essay and slideshow ... 
Written by George Aranda on Jun 29, 2010
 San Antonio City Council has noticed, in a positive manner, that cycling has increased in the downtown area. So much so that that the council approved a bike-sharing, touring and rental program.Read the City of San Antonio's media release hereThe program will start off with a total of 140 bikes at 14 locations supported by a central hub.
Written by David McLemore on Jun 21, 2010
VIA  Metropolitan Transit put the finishing touches on a transit plan for the future during the last of five community workshops on Thursday.NOWCastSA streamed live video of the event as people from the community gathered to listen and talk about the transit plan for the future. You can watch video from the event here:
Written by David McLemore on Jun 17, 2010
San Antonio City Council Thursday approved a new SAWS rate structure as well as a 6.5 percent rate increase that that will heighten city's water conservation.“We appreciate the City Council’s support for conservation as a top priority for our community,” said Robert R. Puente, SAWS President/CEO.The new SAWS rate structure reduces rates for lower water use while raising rates for higher water use. Ninety-three percent of residential customer bills, for example, nev er exceed 17,000 gallons per month, the threshold for higher rates.