Getting Here

UTSA’s photographer says he spent almost 10 hours shooting traffic traveling to and from campus as it transitioned between I-10 and UTSA Boulevard.

Getting Here

In UTSA’s earliest days the medium-size roadways to campus stayed busy with commuter traffic

When UTSA’s new campus opened in 1975 in northwest San Antonio, one of its main points of access was the newly built UTSA Boulevard. The city created the roadway, stretching from Interstate 10 to Babcock Road, to provide increased accessibility, since Loop 1604 at the time was a narrow farm-to-market road.

During those early days, the route handled a lot of traffic, as documented by university photographer John Poindexter.

“I’ve photographed some really fun situations at UTSA,” Poindexter remembers. “But probably the strangest request I’ve had came for a highway department motion study of UTSA Boulevard. I stood out there for 9.5 hours, clicking off Super 8 film shots every two seconds.”