So that people could...
enjoy the outdoors at events that don't have to include alcohol. In addition, it would be nice to see more local foot and bike traffic. Not to mention that it would also be good for tourism.
Because I want San Antonio to be...
a place that feels welcoming. I would probably go out more often and spend more money in downtown if there were places that helped me feel like I was in a real community.
(flickr photo by BF210 )