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SSR videos to be updated for new greenway trails

08 May 2016

It has been announced by Solid Rock Riders in May 2016 that the Leon Creek Greenway video will receive an update. Rob Baker, SRR Webmeister, said that the presentation—produced in October 2014—is now obsolete. The trail had been extended to a new trailhead park on I-10 near West Military. Once that construction is completed and the new trailhead is opened, video production will be scheduled. Also, a new spur had been added, connecting a new trailhead located next to the Leon Valley Baptist Church on Grissom Road.

The HWPG trails are undergoing expansion as a result of voters approving a proposition in a city-wide election held on May 9, 2015. With 100% of polls reporting, 62,305 voted for San Antonio Parks Expansion Proposition 2 while 20,876 voted against it. The proposition continues an existing 0.125 percent city sales tax to earmark $80 million for the expansion. The Greenway system has already 46 miles of bike/hike trails that follow along major creeks and rivers, namely Leon Creek, Salado Creek, Medina River, and San Antonio River.

Other new videos are on bill. A new Greenway trail is near completion on the San Pedro and Apache Creek that connects Mission Reach near the West Mitchell crossing. Medina River Greenway has been expanded. Baker said that the Medina footage will receive an update once the Medina project is completed.

A mystery remains for another new trail—the Lorence Creek Greenway. Lorence Creek runs through McAllister Park and ends at U. S. 281 in the Shady Oaks neighborhood. About 15 to 20 years ago, mountain bikers cut an unpaved path from Jones-Maltsberger to Virgil Blossom Park on Heimer Road, a residential street that intersects Brook Hollow Blvd. in north central San Antonio. A park on Jones-Maltsburger Road, which is closed, lies along Lorence Creek. It is speculated that the new path will connect the park.

The other greenway projects include:
Huebner Creek (Leon Creek to Shadow Mist), 1.2 miles
Martinez Creek (Fredericksburg Rd to Cincinnati), 0.6 mile
Alazan Creek (Woodlawn Lake to Lombrano), 0.5 mile
Apache Creek (Cassiano Park to SA River Confluence), 3.5 mile
Leon Creek (Valero Trailhead to I-10), 0.6mile (Summer 2016)
Medina River (Phases 3 and 4), 6.5 mile (Summer 2016)
Huesta Creek (Leon Creek to Hausman Rd), 1 mile (Fall 2016)
—source: City of San Antonio

These projects are mostly spur routes.


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