September Newsletter

Posted by Heather Haylett on September 27, 2018 in Events

September 26, 2018

CONNECT THE CRESCENT

Connect the Crescent is in full swing! The three-month demonstration of a connected transportation network for New Orleans now includes a two-way, parking-protected bikeway on Baronne Street, protected crossings entering and exiting the Lafitte Greenway at Basin Street, and a protected connection to and from the Algiers Ferry.

Next up we’ll install the most ambitious part of this entire project — a two-way, center-running protected bikeway on Decatur and North Peters Streets in the French Quarter! Sign up now for any available time you may have next week, October 1st – 5th, to help build a New Orleans that’s more connected and accessible to everyone.

PRIMAL NIGHT AT BACCHANAL

Tonight, Wednesday the 26th, Bacchanal Wine is hosting Primal Night with Chef Alex Harrell. Plates are donation based and all proceeds go to Bike Easy.

Join us from 6 – 9 pm for a backyard BBQ cookout, a special cocktail and live music!

BIKE EASY SPOKETACULAR

Saturday, October 20th Seven Three Distilling Co hosts the Bike Easy Spoketacular! From 6 – 10 pm we will celebrate 15 years of making bicycling easy, safe, and fun for everyone in Greater New Orleans. Come in your creative cocktail attire to enjoy bites by local restaurants, drinks, and show support for the future of Bike Easy.

Buy your tickets now! All levels will increase by $10 at the door.

BIKE EASY MEMBERSHIP!

Bike Easy Membership is a powerful tool to show that you believe in an equitable and safe biking network in Greater New Orleans and gives us the demonstrable political support to make an impact.

Become a Bike Easy Member today to receive a discounted Spoketacular ticket!

LOUISIANA BIKE LAWS – A NEED TO KNOW GUIDE

On September 27th from 6 – 7 pm attend a one-hour discussion co-hosted by Bike Easy and Bike Law Louisiana about your rights and duties on our roadways. This presentation will cover both practical legal and riding tips, as well as what laws apply for law enforcement stops and searches. Find more details and RSVP on Facebook.

WALK/BIKE FRIENDLY DRIVER WORKSHOP

Saturday, October 6th from 10 – 12 pm AARP and Bike Easy are hosting a class to train drivers on laws and behaviors to promote safe biking and walking. Drivers will learn about common crashes and how to avoid them, safety tips and techniques, and discover how to navigate bicycle infrastructure on the roadways. Register today!

CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS 2019 – 2021 TERM

Bike Easy is committed to improving the diversity of the bicycle movement and building greater social equity through our work, and we are looking for board members representing a broad range of backgrounds and communities across the New Orleans region.

Applications are due Monday, October 1 at 5 P.M. To apply for this position, please submit resume or equivalent and a short intro letter to info@bikeeasy.org.

ODYSSEY HOUSE LOUISIANA BIKE & BRUNCH

Take an 8-mile eating tour of Mid-City with yoga and dance activities along the way! Bike & Brunch is Saturday, November 10th from 9 – 12:30 pm. 

This tasty social ride benefits Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc a non-profit behavioral healthcare facility with an emphasis on addiction treatment.

WALK/BIKE/PLACES SUCCESS

Thanks to everyone who came to the Walk / Bike / Places conference in New Orleans last week! It was a tremendous gathering of walking, biking, and placemaking professionals, and the energy and expertise was palpable. Everyone learned a ton together, and had lots of fun as well. 

Bike Easy Executive Director, Dan Favre, was the Chair of the Local Host Committee, and many local partners participated to ensure the conference focused on equity and was rooted in the realities of New Orleans.  Check out this video of the Conference Equity Statement. 

SHARE SUPPORT FOR CONNECT THE CRESCENT

Can you take a moment today to email Mayor Cantrell and the City Council to let them know why you support Connect the Crescent and improved mobility options for all the people of New Orleans? Our blog post has a list of email addresses and prompts to help get you started. Thanks for sharing your support and appreciation with them!

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