LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) -- City-Parish council members will take up the issue additional funding for bike baths and walking trails as they convene tonight.

In a memo distributed earlier this month, Traffic & Transportation Director Tony Tramel said there "is currently a lack of safe bicycle and pedestrian accommodations in the region."

Right now, funding for such improvements has been based on federal grants, which Tramel said is sporadic and inconsistent.

The solution, he said, is to allocate ten percent of the Annual Urban Systems Fund for bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

The adoption of such an allocation would "emphasize the importance of providing alternative transportation choices to the citizens of Acadiana," Tramel said.

The Lafayette City-Parish Council will take up the proposed resolution tonight at its 5:30 p.m. meeting.

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