“Stage Two” of the large TxDOT Texas Safe Routes to School infrastructure project in Lubbock is scheduled for completion during the third week of November. This portion of the nearly $300,000 project includes new sidewalks and the repair and replacement of old, broken sidewalks and driveways in what is known as the Tech Terrace Neighborhood. All new sidewalks, and all other existing walk approaches were brought into compliance with “ADA Standards”. These improvements will enable children to more safely cycle and walk to Roscoe Wilson Elementary School, one of the target schools of and a major participant in the BikeTexas Safe Routes to School Program.
Texas Bicycle Coaltion Outreach Coordinators, Durwood Mayfield and Sherman Phillips, toured the project area this week to visit with the construction crews and photograph their progress. This improvements were made possible by the cooperative efforts of TxDOT, the City of Lubbock, the Tech Terrace Neighborhood Association, and the administration and PTA of Roscoe Wilson Elementary School. The committed efforts of these individuals and organizations in Lubbock to improving traffic conditions around community schools is inspiring – and working – to the benefit of our children and community at large. We’ve had an exceptionally good year in Lubbock advancing bicyce access, safety and education. Thank you to all who’ve played a part in making it possible.