City Of El Paso Seeks Community Input On Creation Of ‘Great Streets’ Standards, Policy
The City of El Paso’s Engineering and Construction Management Department has scheduled several community meetings which will be held as part the development of a Great Streets and Corridors Plan.
“Streets are more than just asphalt and concrete, they are important public spaces which bind neighborhoods and help make up the fabric of a city,” said Fred Lopez, who oversees implementation of the city’s Capital Improvement Program which includes street resurfacing and street reconstruction. “Once it’s completed, elected leadership and city staff can rely on the Great Streets Policy to make sure we are building streets which are more sensitive to the neighborhoods in which they exist and which can better accommodate all users.”
This plan will seek to improve air quality, public health, and the quality of life for residents through the creation of multi-modal streets that accommodate all modes of transportation. This project includes creation of a Complete Streets Policy, design standards and options for arterials, and an update to the City’s Thoroughfare Plan.
Click here to see the presentation being given at community meetings.
Click here to view the City of El Paso's current Complete Streets Policy adopted in Plan El Paso (March 2012).