New Orleans Bike Share Community Meetings

Posted by Dan Favre on March 22, 2017 in Advocacy

Come give your input on bike share hub locations

The City of New Orleans and Social Bicycles are holding a series of six community meetings to gather input on the coming New Orleans bike share system! The full list of meetings is below and available here.

Bike Easy has long been a proponent of bike share as a powerful addition to public transportation, and now it’s time to get the details right. To make sure New Orleans bike share puts residents first and is accessible to all people for our city, we’re encouraging everyone to come out and give your feedback on where bike share stations should be located in your neighborhood.

Bike share works best when stations are densely located within 3-4 blocks of one another. They should be located where they are easy to see, clearly link to buses and streetcars, take advantage of existing and planned bikeways, and fit on already existing sidewalk or street space.

Then, of course, there are only the things that you’d know about your neighborhood – the way water pools up on that one corner whenever it rains, the intersection that never seems to have car traffic, or the corner where people are often waiting for late buses and could use a bike to get to work.

There will be small group facilitated discussions to give specific feedback on proposed bike share station locations. Come share your unique and valuable knowledge to help create a sustainable and equitable New Orleans bike share system.

All of the following meetings start at 6:30pm:

  • Monday, March 27 – Marigny/Bywater/St. Roch – Stalling St Claude Rec Center, 4300 St. Claude Ave
  • Wednesday, March 29 – Treme / 7th Ward – Corpus Christi-Epiphany Community Resource Center Cafeteria, 2022 St. Bernard Avenue
  • Monday, April 3 – Mid-City / Bayou St. John – First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal St
  • Wednesday, April 5 – Central City / LGD – New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 OC Haley Blvd.
  • Monday, April 10 – Downtown – Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave, 4th Floor, Imperial Ballroom 5
  • Tuesday, April 11 – French Quarter. Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Library Auditorium, 410 Chartres St.

In late April, there will also be the opportunity to vote online. You can keep an eye on any updates at the the City’s website for bike share, http://www.nola.gov/bikeshare, and we’ll make sure to keep you in the loop.

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