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City of San Antonio adds bike lanes on Valero Way next to UTSA Main Campus

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(Aug. 21, 2014) -- Bike lanes will be added on Valero Way, eliminating vehicle parking on both sides of the city street. The City of San Antonio has scheduled new striping and "no parking" signs to be in place by Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Running on the east perimeter of the UTSA Main Campus, Valero Way is maintained by the City of San Antonio. A few dozen UTSA students will be affected by the change.

Transportation alternatives include:

  • Resident parking permits for $240 per academic year
  • Commuter permits starting at $145
  • VIA Metropolitan Transit to campus (see information on the Bike & Ride program)
  • Shuttles for residents from many apartment complexes adjacent to the Main Campus

The new bike lanes are part of a local plan to address key community infrastructure issues over the next 25 years as San Antonio growth continues. The plan considers sustainability, health, physical and environmental factors. The transportation component would more than triple the miles of bike lanes in the area.

According to a study for the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, 350 miles of bike lanes could be added in the county by restriping pavement without impeding traffic or widening roads.


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Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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