Mayor Joey Durel says government is doing their part to make Lafayette a more biker-friendly community
LAFAYETTE, LA (KADN) — This week is officially Bike to Work week in Lafayette, an opportunity to highlight and encourage people to do more biking around the community. Officials are seeing more of a community involvement advocating for improvements to bicycling conditions in and around Lafayette. City-Parish president Joey Durel says it's important for the community to know that their voices are being heard.
"It's not only important for them to think their voice is heard. It's important they make their voice heard and we saw that at a council meeting recently where the audience was full of cyclists that came in and made their voice heard," says Mayor Durel.
As a result, the council made a rare nine to zero vote to make April Lafayette Bike Month and the week of April 8th Bike to Work Week. Mayor Durel says as they are making great efforts to make new roads biker friendly. They are doing this by striping the outer edges specifically for bikers. This is a step-by-step process making Lafayette a more biker-friendly community.