City of Laredo to become more cycling friendly

Published: Oct. 9, 2017 at 2:24 PM CDT
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The city is working on making Laredo a little more biker-friendly with some new bike lanes.

Both Councilman Roberto Balli and Councilwoman Nelly Vielma are looking to add some bike lanes in their district.

Councilman Balli says it’s all part of the master plan that the city adopted.

Certain routes along major roads like Santa Maria will have some added spaces for riders.

Councilman Balli says it’s really important to add more bicycle lanes to the center of the city.

Balli adds that the city is also working towards adding bicycle racks and promoting cycling education.

Other lanes that can expect these additions include Park and Garden Street.

Councilwoman Nelly Vielma is also looking to add a lane to Casa Verde Road.

These additions will be discussed at a transportation and traffic safety advisory committee meeting on Wednesday.