Soon, the City of El Paso will have its very own bicycle program that will improve and reduce vehicle emissions along with reduced traffic congestion and safer, more attractive roads to walk and bike along.

In the coming months, open houses and community meetings will be held at various locations across the city to gather input from El Pasoan’s. along with their questions or concerns about updating the city’s existing bike plan, which was written in 1982. City planners and project leaders aim to create a bike plan which will determine how bike lanes, bike share, and other bike amenities all fit together with the city’s existing transportation infrastructure to enhance connectivity throughout El Paso.

While the City of El Paso is moving forward with their bicycle plan, they will also work to coordinate with other agencies who are also building their own bike efforts, which include:

The El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization is developing a multi-modal plan looking to identify gaps in the existing transportation network for bicycles, pedestrians and transit.

The Texas Department of Transportation is also undergoing a planning effort to prioritize and prepare conceptual designs and costs for state-owned roadways in the Sun City.

To learn more about the city’s bike plan, visit elpasotexas.gov/bikeplan. To stay up to date on developments regarding the bike plan and the city’s other city capital improvement programs, text ELPASOCIP to 22828.