STATION AREA WALKSHOPS

The SA Corridors team led local community members and agency stakeholders on two "walkshops" during the week of September 26th, 2016.  A walkshop is an informal, mobile conversation through an area familiar to participants.  During the SA Corridors walkshops, attendees were led on a short walk through two of VIA Metropolitan Transit's proposed station areas - Thousand Oaks & Nacogdoches Rd. and Zarzamora & Commerce St.  Participants were asked to point out and take pictures of elements of the streetscape, road, and land uses that they thought made a positive contribution to the neighborhood (the good) and those elements that detracted from liveability and safety (the bad).  The images below, organized by station area, show what participants highlighted during the walkshops.


Overall Themes

 

THE GOOD

  • Crosswalks, where they existed (Nacogdoches/Thousand Oaks & Zarzamora/Commerce)
  • Small-scale retail (Zarzamora/Commerce)
  • Neighborhood transitions - shade, sidewalk quality, residential architecture
  • Enhanced VIA facilities (Zarzamora/Commerce)

The Bad

  • Sidewalk quality: obstructions, vegetation, disrepair (Zarzamora/Commerce)
  • Lack of pedestrian crossings (primarily Nacogdoches/Thousand Oaks)
  • Parking lot frontage (Zarzamora/Commerce)
  • Driveways / "Drivewalks" (Nacogdoches/Thousand Oaks)

THOUSAND OAKS & NACOGDOCHES

THE GOOD

THE BAD


ZARZAMORA & COMMERCE

THE BAD

THE GOOD