The City of New Orleans prioritizes safety and vibrancy on Baronne Street!

Posted by Jamie Wine on October 16, 2014 in Advocacy, Bicycle Safety , Events

Buffered bike lane to be implemented in CBD.

Today, Wednesday, October 16th, 2014, Bike Easy learned that the City of New Orleans will implement the Baronne Street re-design, including a dedicated buffered bike lane on Baronne Street from Canal Street to Calliope Street in the Central Business District.

The re-design will be implemented as a pilot project and evaluated over a 6-month period. The pilot project will substitute the right-side vehicle travel lane on Baronne Street, a one-way street in the Uptown direction from Canal Street to Calliope Street, with a dedicated buffered bike lane!

Bike Easy thanks Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the City of New Orleans’ Department of Public Works, the Downtown Development District, and the Louisiana Public Health Institute for their leadership on this project and for continuing to prioritize the safety of all people traveling in our neighborhoods. We commend the City’s decision to accommodate the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians, and create an inviting Baronne Street—a safe and vibrant place that residents, workers, and visitors can stroll, shop, bike and enjoy all hours of the day.

Last, but certainly not least, Bike Easy wishes to thank everyone that made their voices heard in this important public discourse. Your letters of support and public comments have made a difference. But there is still more you can do! As soon as the paint goes down, please join us in walking, biking, and shopping along Baronne Street.

Stay tuned for details on a celebratory ride on the new Baronne Street buffered bike lane as well as other activities we’re planning!

All my best,

Naomi Doerner
Executive Director

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