Thank You to those who attended the City Council Meeting
on Monday (Tammy, Lee, Ted, others I missed)! And thanks to
others who have sent in emails. We are making a
difference - slowly but surely!
On Monday Andy Hume provided an update to council on activities
that have taken place over the last 6 months to make
Las Cruces more Bicycle Friendly. When you know how long it
takes city government to move this is considered "lightening speed"
so don't be too discouraged.
Here are some updates:
- new "Share the Road Las Cruces" bumper stickers (available at local bike shops, city hall, MPO office)
- new Bicycle Brochure - commuter tips, safety tips (avaiable at local bike shops, city hall, MPO office)
- "Share the Road Las Cruces" billboard (to be installed in May as part of National Bicycle Month)
New striped bike lanes within last 6 months (when Bike Friendly Task Force established)
Don Roser 1.3 miles
Triviz 4.5 miles
Mission 0.6 miles
Griggs 0.4 miles
Hadley 0.9 miles
Walnut (Griggs to Spruce) 0.7 miles
Total new miles of bike lanes = 8.4 out of a current 38.4 miles
"Sweep Las Cruces Clean" easy way to report on streets that need sweeping.
Go to and click on the the link "Report Streets for Sweeping" to complete the form.
There is also a form on the city webpage and phone
number to call to report potholes 541-2595
All of this is a result of bicyclists speaking out at
Council Work Sessions back in Dec and Feb, your emails and phone calls.
This is a great start and the city staff needs to
hear from you that you are supportive of what they have accomplished
so far and to encourage them to keep going. Remember that positive comments
will go a long way in helping us get what we want.
In addition to continuing your dialogue with the city councilors, mayor and city
please send some THANK YOU emails to the city staff listed below since
they are the ones responsible for actually implementing the items on which Andy reported.
Thanks again and have a great day!
Mesilla Valley Bicycle Coalition