Roswell seeks to improve bike paths | KOB 4

Roswell seeks to improve bike paths

Faith Egbuonu
May 14, 2019 08:23 AM

ROSWELL, N.M.- The City of Roswell has a new bicycle and pedestrian master plan in the works.


Joseph Montoya, a daily biker said he loves the trails as they are, but believes if the city added a touch of New Mexican art to them, it would enhance the experience.

"If they were to allow people to draw along the river lines and bike trail, I think it would bring a lot of pride to Roswell, a lot of good in Roswell. It would be good,” Montoya said.

However, Ekarius Mills, a new biker in town from Atlanta believes the trails need a lot of work.

"They have to have a platform of colors, and a new bike trail of good pavements --very thick, like the platform of a new basketball arena,” Mills said.

The master plan includes additional trails, new signage and trail maintenance.

Roswell’s city engineer, Louis Najar, is eager to hear from the community on what else needs to be done.

"We have a survey out on the website, the 'Roswell Master Bicycle Pedestrian' plan that we ask people to fill, so you as the user can identify what your needs are, and where your concerns are at,” Najar said.

Phase one of the trail maintenance will begin in January. The pedestrian and bicycle master plan is expected to be complete by next May.


Faith Egbuonu

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