Posted: Oct 29, 2012 7:44 AM by AP
MONROE, La. (AP) - Residents have a new bike trail to use in this northeast Louisiana city.
The News-Star reports that the Bon Aire Bike Trail will open Monday with a ribbon cutting at the University of Louisiana at Monroe Alumni Center. The trail is also open to pedestrians.
It is the fifth bike path in Monroe.
Mayor Jamie Mayo says the new path is one of several new trails the city has developed as part of a master plan.
"You can say that biking is now becoming a part of our local transportation system," said Chris Fisher, the city's planning and development director.
"These paths will encourage residents, young and old, to enjoy the outdoors and to promote a healthy lifestyle through exercise" said Joanne Poret, planning and zoning director.