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DIVERSIFYING TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS,

ONE BIKE LANE AT A TIME.

OUR STORY

After staggering studies revealed Laredo's poverty rate and income level were indirectly taxing Laredo's most impoverished through a lack of transportation options, a group of advocates came together to address the dire need for a transportation system that catered to every type of commuter. With the help of the Laredo Active Living — Mayor's Wellness Council, a citizen-group advocating for physical activity in the community as part of its mission, BIKElaredo was formed. 

 

Since 2014, the Laredo Active Living Mayor's Wellness Council has been committed to raising the health standards of Laredo by uniting the already existing resources of a health-driven community. Its mission is to promote nutrition, physical activity, and prevention simultaneously at all levels: for the individual, for families, within institutions and organizations, and through public policy and environmental change. 

BIKE SAFETY AND EDUCATION
CITY-WIDE BIKEWAY PLAN
BIKE TO SCHOOL
PROGRAM
HIKE AND BIKE TRAILS SYSTEM
WHAT WE DO

Diversify Mobility.

BIKE Laredo promotes diverse methods of transportation, as well as advocate for an improved and complete transportation system that guarantees safety for all types of commuters, particularly cyclists. Tied with Laredo Active Living's mission of promoting an active lifestyle, BIKELaredo encourages a lifestyle least dependent on car transportation and more reliable on environmentally and health-friendly transit methods, as well as provide new recreational options for Laredoans. 

 

Our goal is to educate, advocate and organize. We are uniting the efforts of many cycling advocates, City of Laredo staff, and the Texas Department of Transportation to create a healthier, more equitable city that works for everyone.

WHY IT MATTERS

Our infrastructure requires motor vehicles for most trips.

33%

of household income ($12,500/year) is going to driving costs.

Driving costs are affordable when kept at 15%. Laredo households make roughly $40,000/year, and $13,000 are spent on cars.

Laredo ranked 147th of 150 cities studied by WalletHub as one of the unhealthiest cities in the country. The study revealed 27% of Laredoans are inactive and 31% of Webb County residents are obese.