Changes proposed for Fifth and Sixth Streets in Missoula

A proposal could further change your commute in the Garden City.

These potential changes concern reconfiguring Fifth and Sixth Streets from Higgins to Russell to allow for easier and safer access for both drivers and bikers.

The Missoula Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board suggests an option which keeps Fifth and Sixth as one-way streets.

The proposal also includes the addition of a bike lane, wider parking spots and a turn lane at intersections.

MBP board member Ryan Yearous said this proposal will help everyone stay safe on the roads.

"There have been many reported incidents of conflicts between bicyclist and vehicles...or pedestrians and vehicles. Very nearby, there have been crashes and incidents,” he said.

Yearous said the bike lanes could be added as soon as this July or August, if city council approves the plans.

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