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NPT City: Bike lanes

News release from the city:

Community Meetings: Bike Paths on Various City Streets Project

WHO: The City of El Paso in conjunction with AIA Engineers, LTD
WHAT: Will host a series of community meetings
WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday May 19th 6:00 pm Clardy Fox Branch Library 5515 Robert Alva; Wednesday May 20th 6:00 pm Irving Schwartz Branch Library 1865 Dean Martin; Wednesday May 27th 6:00 pm Judge Marquez Branch Library 610 N. Yarbrough
WHY: As part of the Transportation Policy Plan incorporated in the City Council Strategic Plan, the expansion of existing bike lanes in the Bikeway System and the creation of new bike paths are critical factors providing for opportunities of comprehensive mobility in the community. This phase of the project consists of evaluating the installation of bike lanes, bicycle routes or a combination system network at several proposed locations to include:

1) Viscount from I-10 to Bellrose; 2) Montwood from Trawood to Sunfire; 3) Trawood from Yarbrough to Montwood; 4) Trowbridge from North Loop to I-10; 5) Hunter from Viscount to North Loop; 6) Delta from San Marcial to North Loop; 7) Yarbrough from Pebble Hills to Montana and from Loop 375 to Montwood; and 8) Riverside/Thomas Manor area.

The meetings will provide an opportunity to elicit community input as part of the project design process. All interested individuals are encouraged to participate.


Written by newspapertreeelpaso

May 18, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I am opposed


    May 18, 2009 at 12:48 pm

  2. Are bicycles a viable mode of transportation in El Paso? We need to answer that question before spending a large sum of money to stripe bike lanes that will largely go unused. How many City Representatives regularly cycle (not the Mayor’s Harley) to City Council and LRC meetings?

    Ken G

    May 18, 2009 at 11:47 pm

  3. I went to the meeting at the Clardy Fox Library and listened to the presentation, reviewed the plans, and talked extensively to representatives from the city and AIA. As a cyclist with exposure to progressive municipal transportation systems (Portland, Dallas, and Austin), I left assured that the latest additions will be a huge improvement with a much better design and signage compared to the existing sections.


    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm

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