Jul 2, 2013 8:19 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
The Lafayette Consolidated Council is considering a proposal to convert half of St. Mary Boulevard into bike lanes for about four-fifths of a mile through the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The proposal to be introduced Tuesday would convert two of the highway's four lanes from Taft Street, near the university foundation offices, to St. Landry Street, near Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.
It's part of a master plan approved by both the UL Lafayette Campus Planning Committee and the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.
At Tuesday's meeting, the council will introduce an ordinance to create a joint cooperative endeavor agreement with the university for striping, signs and related improvements on the stretch.
Typically, ordinances are up for final approval two weeks after introduction.