City of El Paso approves $3.9 million bike and pedestrian plan

City of El Paso
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 5:46pm

The City of El Paso is also moving forward with their $3.96-million plan for more bike and pedestrian lanes in various parts of El Paso.

The city will be fronting 20-percent of the costs and is asking TxDot for the rest of the money. The buffered bike lanes will be featured on Resler, River bend, and Independence Drives, as well as Viscount Boulevard. El Paso bike groups are applauding the move and say it may mean more money for Sun City homeowners: "Studies have shown that you raise property values for the houses in that area. Because they're seen as desirable, they're seen as a quality of life amenity,” Scott White with VELO Paso said at Tuesday’s meeting.

Once the city secures funding, officials said it will take 18 months for all of the projects to be completed.
 

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