Submitted by: Armando Gaytan 3:52pm Jun 17 2011

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Houston St.

My idea to improve this place

Reverse the course that the repaving of Houston St. has done. Open it up again to allow for more lanes rather than one in both directions. Increasing the ease of access to downtown is vital to rebirth

So that people could... 

This would allow people to easily get through Houston St. and to the destinations they seek downtown. More lanes won't necessarily hurt pedestrian traffic but it will help as Houston St. continues to see new development.

Because I want San Antonio to be...

I want downtown to be accessible and readily available to both commerce and tourism. As a thoroughfare it is vital that it remains an open link into the city instead of a congested narrow street that gets easily clogged when one vehicle attempts a left turn.

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Shane (Jun 20 2011)
Get rid of the cars completely. Let's take a clue from Denver's 16th street mall, pedestrian only with light rail or other mass transit system. Cars will be dinosaurs, urban cities are walkable, pedestrian friendly. The two lanes on Houston Street are horrible and traffic is backed up at the smallest of events. People are pulling up to valet while blocking traffic behind them. Houston Street has so much to offer and incredible potential. Let's remove cars from this equation and enjoy sidewalk cafes, public art, etc. Denver nailed this one...let's follow their lead! http://www.coloradofilm.org/website/colorado/var/catalog/media_orig_d2e9doi2z4.jpg http://cache.marriott.com/propertyimages/d/dendt/phototour/dendt_phototour23.jpg?Log=1
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Alanna (Jun 22 2011)
As a once-downtown resident who can bike to Houston St, I support GETTING RID of cars on Houston St. The Houston St Fair was a great idea that needs to grow into a permanent setting for pedestrians.
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