Bryan Mayor talks Bird Scooters, WJB construction and Restaurant Week

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - For the first time in 2019, Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson appeared on Brazos Valley This Morning to talk about electric scooters, Restaurant Week and a new construction project coming to one of the city's busiest roadways.

You've likely seen Bird Scooters popping up in many of the United States' biggest cities and now they're coming to Bryan. The city and Bird have drawn up an agreement to launch no more than 100 scooters downtown, but in recent weeks plans were put on hold.

Mayor Nelson says the reason is because Texas A&M University in College Station is also considering bringing the scooters to campus. The Mayor says the company, the city, and the university want to "measure twice and cut once" so they can implement the changes in an aligned way.

For more information on Bird Scooters, head to the related links section on this page.

Though scooters will be a fun way to get around once you make it into Downtown Bryan, one of the main thoroughfares into the area is about to undergo major changes.

William J. Bryan Parkway is one of the most heavily traveled roadways in Bryan and since 2017, the city has been working on a plan to change the road and slow down traffic near Sue Haswell Park. Current plans call for a roundabout on either side of the park.

The city will hold one more public meeting before beginning construction and officials urge residents to attend.

The meeting will be on Thursday, Jan. 24 at the First United Methodist Church from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Mayor Nelson also discussed Restaurant Week in Downtown Bryan.
The week of discounted lunch and dinner specials at various restaurants in the area runs from January 14 -18.

More than a dozen restaurants in the downtown area will offer lunch and dinner specials between 11:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Visit the Downtown Bryan Association's website for a list of those restaurants and their specials. A link is provided in the related links section of this page.