July 2, 2013 03:30

The Lafayette City-Parish Council is considering a proposal to convert half of St. Mary Boulevard into bike lanes for about four-fifths of a mile through UL Lafayette's campus.

The Lafayette City-Parish Council is considering a proposal to convert half of St. Mary Boulevard into bike lanes for about four-fifths of a mile through UL Lafayette's campus.

The proposal to be introduced Tuesday would convert two of the highway's four lanes from Taft Street, near the UL Foundation offices, to St. Landry Street, near the former Our Lady of Lourdes hospital.

It's part of a master plan approved by both the UL 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.