Ride like the wind

(April 3, 2017 / Spring 2017 issue) -- Architecture professor Dr. Antonio Petrov and a group of his students have created a plan—and this 50-foot-long model—that envisions a makeover of Broadway Avenue. Stretching 8.6 miles from its culturally active source downtown to beyond San Antonio International Airport, Broadway is flanked by 60 percent parking, 58 percent consumer, and only 1 percent public space. The plan, “1,000 Parks and a Line in the Sky,” proposes repurposing 1,000 unused spaces along the corridor for public gatherings and R&R with new modes of transport, including an elevated service, much like the Brackenridge Park Sky Ride, which launched in 1964. Details of the plan and the model are on public display through April at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures.

View this in UTSA’s Sombrilla Magazine. Sombrilla is the primary vehicle for communicating with alumni and other university supporters. It is published four times a year (two print and two digital issues) by the Office of University Communications and Marketing. Read the full online edition of the Spring 2017 issue of Sombrilla Magazine here.