Opinion: San Antonio, Texas Stopped at a Transportation Crossroads (War on Cars Watch)

San Antonio has reached an inflection point. Elected officials, community leaders, and everyday citizens of all socioeconomic and geographic profiles are calling for new strategies to address the city’s unacceptable transportation profile.

The time for change has come, but there is no guarantee that change is on the horizon. Right now City Hall is all talk and no action, and many in the permanent bureaucracy seem to believe that a majority of citizens are just fine with the status quo.

Change will come only if the traffic engineers and planners are proven wrong, and if a culture of complacency evolves into one of risk-taking and better anticipation of the population’s future needs.