Bike lane standards, pedestrian safety, and city manager contract at City Council

Bike lane standards, pedestrian safety, and city manager contract at City Council
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POSTED: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 8:07am

The City of El Paso is considering adopting National Association of City Transportation Officials or NACTO bike standards. This is an issue they've been exploring for months as bike advocates have claimed the existing bike lanes throughout the city are full of debris, too narrow, and are inconsistent. The City will also discuss the formation of a bike advisory committee which will advise council on bike related matters. Council will also consider using federal money, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funding, to address existing pedestrian gaps along Mesa between Camille and Baltimore. The project would cost $480,804.05. City officials will also take up the issue of the new city manager's contract. Tommy Gonzalez's contract may be effective on June 23, 2014. An interim City Manager, Sean McGlynn, may take his seat from May 21 to June 23, replacing now City Manager, Joyce Wilson.

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