Complete Streets Campaign

Streets built to share make Greater New Orleans a healthier, more livable region.

What are Complete Streets?

Streets built to share are safe for people biking, people walking, people taking transit, and people driving. The complete streets approach is based on the premise that everybody, regardless of who they are, where they live, or how they get around, should have the choice to travel in a safe and convenient manner. Complete streets also help our region better live with water by incorporating stormwater management features into roadways.

An effective Complete Streets policy means every street that is built or reconstructed is designed to accommodate all people. Our long-term goal is that this complete streets approach is institutionalized and normalized in all jurisdictions of Greater New Orleans and that all steps of street design, construction, and operations embody these values.

Support streets built to share! Improve safety for people biking and walking and sign the Complete Streets Petition .

Complete Streets Campaign

Bike Easy is a proud member of the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition and the Jefferson Parish Complete Streets Coalition. Both Coalitions are currently focused on supporting improvements to complete streets policies throughout the region in order to promote health equity, physical activity, and safe biking and walking.

Complete Streets benefit everyone in our region.

Complete streets improve safety for all people on the roadways – whether driving, biking, walking, or taking transit. Complete streets provide viable transportation alternatives, thus reducing traffic congestion and parking demand. Complete streets help produce better health outcomes by reducing air pollution and promoting physical activity by allowing people to safely walk and bike. Complete streets help spur economic growth by decreasing transportation costs and connecting people to their jobs, neighborhood businesses, churches, healthcare providers, and schools. Complete streets strengthen communities by empowering youth, the elderly, people with disabilities, and other marginalized groups to be mobile. Complete streets stand to make our region healthier, wealthier, and stronger.

Complete Streets are safe and easy for everyone.

  • People who drive enjoy comfortable travel speeds, improved safety, more clearly organized roadways, and increased predictability from people biking and walking.
  • People who walk enjoy well-maintained sidewalks and walking paths, street trees, benches, and high-visbility crosswalks.
  • People who bike enjoy dedicated spaces for riding and low speed limits, making for a safe comfortable riding experience and increased adherence to rules of the road from fellow riders. Numerous bicycle racks also allow easy parking next to popular destinations.
  • People who take transit enjoy covered shelter, benches, and easy-to-read transit signage. Loading platforms are strategically placed away from active traffic to make getting on and off the vehicle a safe and stress-free transition.
  • People of all abilities can travel in confidence knowing that ADA curb ramps, low speed limits, and high visibility will make for a safe and comfortable journey.

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Complete Streets Coalition Members and Supporters

New Orleans

New Orleans Members are listed below, and for a full listing of Members, Supporters, and Executive Committee Members, please visit the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition webpage.

  • AARP Age-Friendly Task Force
  • A Community Voice
  • American Heart Association
  • Bike Easy
  • Center for Planning Excellence
  • Committee for a Better New Orleans
  • Friends of Lafitte Greenway
  • Girl Trek New Orleans
  • Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance
  • Human Development Center at LSU Health New Orleans
  • Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Programs
  • Louisiana Public Health Institute
  • Lower 9th Ward NENA
  • Movin’ For Life
  • Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans
  • New Orleans Black Social Workers
  • New Orleans Council on Aging
  • Ride New Orleans
  • Semi-Tough Cycling Club
  • Tulane Prevention Resource Center
  • University of New Orleans – Transportation Institute
  • The Urban Conservancy
  • The Water Collaborative
  • Wisznia Architecture & Development

Jefferson Parish

  • Families Helping Families Jefferson
  • Tulane Prevention Research Center
  • Louisiana Public Health Institute
  • AARP Age-Friendly Cities Coalition
  • ELOS Environmental
  • GCR
  • Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
  • Metairie Business Development District
  • Girl Trek
  • C. Ben-Iesau Creative Arts
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
  • Golden Change
  • La Voz De La Comunidad
  • Bicycle Connection
  • Bicycle World of Louisiana
  • Luna Bicycles
  • The Pedal Shop
  • Terrytown Social Ride
  • Westbank Social Riders
  • Phidippidies
  • Cambias Insurance Agency
  • Todd’s Music Express
  • Lafayette Street Gallery
  • Eat Fit NOLA
(Bold indicates Coalition Member)

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