Mobile, Alabama (WKRG) — Years of hard work have finally paid off in the City of Mobile. City officials cut a ribbon to mark the completion of major construction work on Broad Street. It begins with a blue ribbon cut, followed by a horde of cyclists pedaling north down Broad Street. Bicycle access is one of the big changes in the Broad Street Project.
“It has to be an upgrade. I think any time they improve the build is a plus for me,” said cyclist John Parker. On Saturday morning, city officials hosted an event dubbed “Lopé the Loop,” leading runners and cyclists around the Hank Aaron Loop for 3.5 miles. Neighbors claim the project needed improvement.
Runner David Thomas said, “Our neighborhood is going to have a great event and we want to thank the city for supporting it and revitalizing the Hank Aaron Loop.” Officials say the project is a good combination of good use and good looks.
“It brings the community together more and things like that. True. Especially better Broad Street. In a nutshell, I think aesthetics,” said runner Gus Vives. The Broad Street project added roundabouts, new lighting, greening of the medians and, in some areas, wide sidewalks alongside two-way bike lanes off the road.
“It’s a great place, which means you can walk and cycle without worrying about some of the difficulties that may arise from a public safety point of view or when cycling on the roads. From a safety point of view,” he said. Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson. The project will take about two years to complete and they want to connect it to other mobile districts.
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