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The mission of the Streets and Maintenance Department is to provide traffic engineering and infrastructure maintenance services to the traveling public in our community so they can experience an enjoyable, safe, efficient and reliable walk, bike or ride.



Bike Lanes

El Paso’s streets are meant to be shared.
 
No matter your age, riding a bike is a great way to get exercise. Increasing physical activity can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other chronic diseases. Regular exercise can also improve mental health and lower health care costs. A well-connected bicycle network will further the overall improvement of community health.
 
The City of El Paso is currently pursuing the creation of a more connected bicycle network. The City of El Paso offers several types of lanes, roadway markings and signage to create a safer and more comfortable bicycling experience.
 
The City has recently installed several new bicycle lanes across the City and is currently implementing many more changes to increase bicycling safety and awareness. Recently, bike lane counts at several locations were conducted to analyze the usage of bike facilities based on an average, continuous 15-hour period. This information will be incorporated into future bicycle planning efforts at the City. For example, Edgemere Boulevard, which links several neighborhoods, schools, and retail establishments, show high ridership along this eight-mile bike path.
 
To further the development of bicycle infrastructure, the City of El Paso is in the process of creating a bike plan. As the City continues to develop a bicycle plan, further counts will be conducted to gather ridership data providing an accurate depiction of bicycle use throughout the city. The ridership information will be used, in part, to determine locations of new bicycle facilities. Bicycle facility use will increase as the City continues to expand a safe bicycle network through the implementation of an adopted bicycle plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

On a daily basis the Streets and Maintenance Department a number of questions from residents about a variety of topics from simple street repairs to graffiti removal to neighborhood crosswalks.

To help you find answers to questions you may have about our services we have developed this Frequently Asked Questions section. If you still can't find what you're looking for please feel free to contact us.