Team San Antonio envisions a place of connected, inclusive, and safe mobility and is developing innovative solutions to address the following challenges:
- Rapid Population Growth–San Antonio was named the fastest growing city in the country in 2017 and is projected to grow by an additional 1 million people by the year 2040, almost doubling in population, adding over 150 vehicles daily to the region.
- Barriers to Alternatives Transportation Choices–Prevalence of highways and single-family neighborhoods create an auto-centric city form and a discontinuous road network limiting multimodal access and isolating residents from alternative transportation choices.Such urban designs disproportionately impact marginalized groups such as low-income, minority, and/or disabled populations, highlighting opportunities to promote equity in transportation.
- Air Quality Nonattainment–In July 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency designated San Antonio as a “nonattainment” area under federally mandated air quality standards. Specifically, Bexar County fell just short of the ozone standard that is part of the health-based National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The designation comes despite substantive progress San Antonio and the surrounding communities have made over the last several years to reduce air emissions.