About the Project

In 2014 the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) awarded the City of San Marcos $2,000,000 in federal funding through the Surface Transportation Program for the Hopkins Street Multi-Use Bike and Pedestrian Project.

A Community Open House meeting was held at the San Marcos Activity Center on Wednesday, June 12, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm to introduce the project and allow for public comment. Notification of the meeting is here, Notification in Spanish is here.  Project detail map is here.

The project extends along Hopkins Street from CM Allen Parkway to Thorpe Lane. The planned improvements include:

  • Replacing the existing smaller sidewalk with a 10-foot wide multi-use path from CM Allen Parkway to Thorpe Lane;
  • Installing a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) crosswalk across Hopkins Street from City Hall to the Public Library;
  • Installing a PHB crosswalk across Hopkins Street at Riverside Drive; and
  • Adding a turn lane on Charles Austin at Hopkins Street and improving the traffic signal phasing plan.

To view how a PHB crosswalk works with traffic, watch this video of the device currently installed on Sessom Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pYboFeXWMc.