San Antonio Councilwoman calls Culebra Road ‘death corridor’

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Calling Culebra Road a “high-death corridor,” San Antonio Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales urged the city’s transportation team to prioritize accident mitigation along that road which crosses council districts 1, 5, 6, and 7.   The District 5 councilwoman made the plea during Thursday’s City Council meeting, one day after a man and woman were killed while crossing Culebra Road at 19th Street.

The two pedestrians were struck and killed around 6:30 pm Wednesday while they were crossing the 1400 block of Culebra Road about 100 feet from the nearest crosswalk.

“I think since I’ve been on the council, at least 30 people have been killed on Culebra, whether it was walking or in automobile collisions,” said Gonzales.  “Almost monthly, I get a report of a major collision or a fatality on Culebra.”

She noted there have been some improvements on that road, but not nearly enough.

“We don’t need any more studies . We don’t need anymore information,” said Gonzales. “We know that Culebra is a dangerous road and that crashes happen way too often there.”

Gonzales issued the plea as city council approved  more than $6 million for sidewalk and mobility improvements .

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