SMGA is pleased to announce we will have Brandon Ross as a guest speaker at our meeting. Brandon is Special Projects Manager for the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. Brandon manages the planning, land acquisitions, design and construction of the Howard W. Peak
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San Antonio voters have approved a sales-tax in four separate elections to provide funding for its linear park system, which now includes 53 miles of improved trails and many more miles that are under design or construction.
Brandon will discuss challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned from San Antonio’s experience. More info on the San Antonio trail system:
Cities are realizing the benefits in property values, physical fitness, transportation options, nature appreciation and flood mitigation to creating these greenways. And it's easier to incorporate greenways before development happens rather than after the infrastructure is already in place. The San Marcos Transportation Master Plan due out in the Spring of 2017 incorporates a Greenways Master Plan that moves people on foot, bike and other wheeled devices with sidewalks and trails. --MT & LJ