Lafayette Consolidated Government recently released its master plan to make the city of Lafayette more bicycle friendly. This plan offers safer bicycling options than what Lafayette currently offers.
The plan includes:
- 47 miles of proposed trails and bikeways
- The 8.8 mile Véloop route, with continuous planters and trees separating cyclist lanes from the roadway
- A 10-foot-wide trail connecting Girard Park and Moncus Park
- Color-coded routes for easy distinction
- Connections to 16 neighborhoods & 32 public assets, including Downtown Lafayette, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, & the Cajundome amongst others
The proposed plan would allow members of our community who don’t have access to motorized transportation to navigate the city in a safer and more efficient manner. From areas with high poverty rates to wealthy areas, the plan confronts issues that impact the community as a whole.
The plan is open for public comment until August 1. To review more about the master plan and give feedback, visit https://lafayettela.civilspace.io/en
Having handled numerous bicycle accident cases, the attorneys at Broussard & David are strong advocates for bicycle safety. We encourage members of our community who want to see Lafayette become a more bicycle-friendly place to provide input to LCG.