Perkins Eastman | VIA San Antonio Downtown Master Plan

VIA San Antonio Downtown Master Plan

San Antonio, Texas
EE&K Architects, working with Jacobs engineers, developed a Downtown Transit Plan for VIA, San Antonio’s transit agency. The plan created a vision for VIA’s future downtown transit system by defining service and facilities improvements to support mobility, connectivity, economic development, livability, and sustainability. The plan initiated an evaluation of existing and proposed transit services, transit ridership, and public infrastructure to develop a comprehensive approach toward reconfiguring transportation systems downtown to improve transit efficiency, placemaking, and development opportunities. With an overall goal of an enhanced urban environment the team’s evaluation resulted in a plan for the optimization of the use of downtown streets for all modes of traffic; proposing complete streets, including on-street parking to support street level retail; more efficient passenger transfer between modes; improved levels of service; and proposed new passenger facilities. Focused on several different districts downtown, the plan identified the need and prepared conceptual designs for new bus, intermodal, and mixed-use facilities to be phased in over several years in coordination with development opportunities for the private sector in the associated districts.
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