Crystal Garcia would go on to come in 1st for the women's group at the end of the Alleycat bike ride on June 13, 2014. Photo by Scott Ball.
Crystal Garcia rides down West Cypress Street in San Antonio. Credit: Scott Ball / San Antonio Report

The Rivard Report is tapping the networks of local cycling groups and the nonprofit Bike San Antonio to gather civic data about biking in San Antonio. By crowdsourcing this data and riders’ experiences, we aim to create up-to-date awareness of hotspots for cycling safety, crime, and infrastructure improvements – holding City officials accountable for safe cycling and pedestrian life in San Antonio.

Open Ciclismo, a crowdsourced map of cycling infrastructure and safety concerns, created by the Rivard Report, is now available for the public’s input online. Join us at Sunday’s Síclovía event, where parts of the Broadway corridor will be open exclusively to cycling and pedestrian traffic, to share your insights on a printed version of the map. Readers can also use the hashtag #openciclismo to join the discussion on Twitter.

Tell us about where improvements could be made, report a cycling incident or dangerous intersections, and share where you feel especially safe riding. To contribute to this crowdsourced map, click on the orange “+” button to add your entry. You can also include images or video in your post. All submissions will be reviewed before they are posted, and all posts are anonymous unless otherwise specified. Data generated from the map will be open and made accessible to the public. We encourage you to be as detailed as possible in your submissions.

The Rivard Report will compare your responses with the existing cycling conditions identified by the City of San Antonio’s 2011 Bike Master Plan, and the City’s Interactive Bike Map for an in-depth analysis of cycling culture in the city. Using the information created from the map, we hope to build awareness of the current condition of cycling infrastructure, including the challenges and aspirations shared by San Antonio cyclists as our city grows.

Emily Royall is the Rivard Report's former data director.