A Growing Texas City Rethinks its Transportation Plan

December 25, 2018, 11am PST by James Brasuell
The city of San Marcos, located halfway between Austin and San Antonio, recently adopted its first transportation plan update since 2004.

"Confronted with continued population growth, San Marcos City Council adopted an updated transportation master plan Dec. 11 in an effort to ensure the city’s transportation system becomes safer, less congested and environmentally friendly as the city continues to grow," according to an article by Anna Herod.

"The transportation master plan is intended to guide the development of transportation infrastructure in San Marcos to create a compact, sustainable and multimodal transportation network," explains Herrod.

Those goals will be achieved through expanded bike and pedestrian infrastructure, as well as a "complete streets" approach detailed in the plan. The plan also encourages "the use of rain gardens, biofiltration swales and other low-impact drainage facilities within medians and landscaped areas to intercept and naturally treat urban runoff."

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Published on Monday, December 17, 2018 in Community Impact Newspaper