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Las Cruces New Mexico - Downtown Las Cruces Partnership and City of Las Cruces Install Additional Bike Racks in Downtown 20 May 2022 ( news )
Las Cruces , state New Mexico ( By Press Release office)
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In an effort to continue Las Cruces’ goal of becoming more bicycle friendly , the City of Las Cruces and the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership have teamed up to install an additional 20 bike racks along Main Street , between the roundabout near City Hall and Bowman Avenue .
Funded through the AARP Community Challenge Grant , the new racks will nearly double the bike storage capacity in downtown . These “Quick - action” grants seek to make communities more livable for people of all ages .
“We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Downtown Las Cruces Partnership as they work to make immediate improvements in Las Cruces , NM and are excited to see this project completed , ” said Dave Lynch , AARP New Mexico State President . “Previous grantees have seen impressive results from their projects , such as attracting additional funding , overcoming policy barriers , and increasing engagement and awareness in the community . Our goal at AARP NM is to support the efforts of our communities to be great places for people of all backgrounds , ages and abilities . ”
Las Cruces currently is rated a bronze level bicycle friendly city by the League of American Bicyclist and is striving to become silver level by 2025 . Those efforts include increased bicycle safety education , additional on - street and off - street bike facilities , more bicycle friendly businesses , and a larger inventory of designated bike lanes on Las Cruces streets .
Recent additions to these efforts in the downtown area include added bike lanes along Alameda Boulevard between Amador Avenue , and Picacho Avenue . Future plans call for designated bike lanes along Campo Street between Spruce and Amador avenues .
“These bike racks represent more than a place to park your bike . We are helping deliver a range of transportation and mobility options by increasing connectivity and bikeability to Downtown Las Cruces . Giving people access to a wider range of transportation choices is important to the smart growth of our Downtown” said Jennifer Garcia Kozlowski , Executive Director of Downtown Las Cruces Partnership .
Downtown visitors will be able to easily spot the new green racks designed to be more visible to users and feature a color used internationally to designate bicycle friendly facilities and riding lanes .
There are two racks in front of Beck ' s Coffee House , four in front of the Museum of Nature & Science , two in front of Grounded Cafe , two near the intersection of Main Street and Las Cruces Avenue , four near Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery , four near the Plaza stage at the intersection of Main and Griggs Avenue , and two more on the southeast corner of the intersection of Griggs and Main Street .
For information about downtown , call 575/541 - 2150 , or email
downtown@las - cruces . org
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