TxDOT invites public to engage in development of Pharr District bicycle plan

Pharr District Engineer Pete Alvarez says the Texas Department of Transportation wants to “develop the best bicycle plan for our area.”

PHARR, Texas – The Texas Department of Transportation is inviting the public to interact on the development of a bicycle plan for the Pharr District.

Pete Alvarez, P.E., district engineer for TxDOT’s Pharr District, said his agency is planning for future bicycle mobility in Texas, and public input is requested. 

“As riding bikes gains popularity in the RGV and the rest of the state, it is imperative we hear from the public in order to develop the best bicycle plan for our area,” Alvarez told the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service.

Alvarez said that on Thursday, Sept. 7, a virtual public meeting will be hosted on TxDOT.gov to gather input for the development of district bicycle plans throughout the state. 

The virtual meeting will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation and will include both audio and visual components. In addition, Alvarez said, an interactive web map and survey will gather the public’s input on location priorities for potential bicycling improvements, what role different routes play in local bicycling, and which routes should serve as long-distance Bicycle Tourism Trails.

Alvarez said the district bicycle plan will analyze and get feedback on the needs on the state highway system, prioritize locations for bicycling improvements, and identify what role different routes should play in the bicycling network. He said this planning process will help develop an approach that can be applied across Texas.

The virtual public meeting materials will be posted online by Thursday, Sept.7, 2023, by 5 p.m.

The virtual public meeting is live from Sept. 7 through Oct. 9, 2023. To log onto the virtual public meeting, visit: www.TxDOT.gov, keyword search “District bicycle plan”.

Comments can be submitted online or by mail. More information can be found here. Comments must be postmarked or received by Monday, Oct. 9, 2023.

The virtual public meeting will be conducted in English and Spanish with materials available online. If a member of the public needs special accommodations they are advised leave a message at (210) 626-2064. 

“Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange,” a TxDOT advisory states.

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