On Wednesday, May 15th, officials with the City of El Paso will be conducting a public hearing on proposed roadway enhancements for bicycles as part of phase one of the Bicycle Connectivity Project.
“This phase of the project would expand the bicycle network by approximately 8.4 miles,” officials shared via a news release. “The project is part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to enhance our comprehensive regional transportation system.”
The City is proposing to restripe the existing roadways to accommodate bicycle lanes and improve bicyclist mobility in various locations.
The locations of improvements would include:
- Resler Drive from north of Belvidere Street to south of Enid Court
- Robinson Avenue from west of Oregon Street to Virginia Street
- Los Angeles Drive from Oregon Street to Rio Grande Avenue
- Alabama Street from Grant Avenue to north of Atlas Avenue
- Fort Boulevard from Alabama Street to Dyer Street
- Viscount Boulevard from Montwood Drive to the Interstate Highway 10 (I-10) westbound frontage road
Back in 2016, El Paso City Council approved the City of El Paso’s Comprehensive Bike Plan, giving the project a roadmap and allowing the city to create a “comprehensive network of bike infrastructure over the next decade.”
At the time Fred Lopez, Assistant Director of the City of El Paso’s Capital Improvement Department stated, “This plan will allow the city to develop infrastructure which accommodates all users including motorists, pedestrians, mass transit users and bicyclists…the plan is an important component of improving El Paso’s quality of life by encouraging regional cooperation and recommends key changes to planning processes and land use policies to ensure bicycle infrastructure is more thoughtfully integrated into existing roadways, off-street paths, and new development.
WHO: City of El Paso Capital Improvement Department
WHAT: Public Hearing
WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019
WHERE: Multipurpose Recreation Center, 9031 Viscount Blvd