City council approves: Walk and Bike Lubbock Plan

City council approves: Walk and Bike Lubbock Plan

LUBBOCK, Texas -

With Lubbock's continued growth, transportation is a top priority, along with public transit city staffers are also working on new bike lanes and improving sidewalks. The 'Walk and Bike Lubbock Plan' intends to enhance pedestrian crossings. It'll also work on bike lanes citywide.

This plan sets the stage for bringing the bicycle and pedestrian systems together into a unified network in the Lubbock metropolitan area. This plan builds on the work accomplished by the 1994 Comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan.

"We developed 8 C's we realized it wasn't as connected, complete, and coherent as we wanted it to be," said Jeffrey Whitacre, representative of Kimley Horn & Associates. "So that's what the plan is striving to do."

The project team reached out to the public and stakeholders for input on what the vision for the plan should be, staffers said the public's top priorities are signage, pavement markings, more sidewalks, and bike lanes. This master plan is expected to be a long term project. It's one of the city's top priorities along with other infrastructure projects.

 

 

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