Last days to ride Connect The Crescent
(and tell us about it!)
Over these last 3 months, New Orleans residents have had the chance to experience something new getting around town: an integrated transportation network demonstration called Connect The Crescent.
Sadly, the protected bikeways we’ve grown accustomed to riding will only be up for a couple more weeks. So while the weather is still nice get out there for a ride or go for a walk, and then show your support for safe, accessible transportation options for every New Orleans resident.
Bike up from the Algiers Ferry on the protected bikeway on Canal Street, head downtown from Central City or Broadmoor along Simon Bolivar Avenue to the Baronne Street 2-Way Bikeway, or to the French Quarter from the Lafitte Greenway via the protected crossing at St. Louis and Basin Street.
As the City determines how to permanently improve our streets, your support is crucial. We’ve heard many great stories and have been excited to learn about improvements to people’s daily journeys getting around town. Quentin and his family in Central City who are now less worried about their young son being hit by a car… again. The visually-impaired man who stopped by our office to let us know how much easier it is for him to cross Simon Bolivar Avenue. Helen who works on Baronne Street and finally feels secure and safe enough to bike to work everyday. Let’s make sure we’re sharing our support for safe biking and walking with local leaders and in our communities. They need to hear from you!
If you feel safer biking, walking, or driving on or along the ‘Connect the Crescent’ network installations, fill out the survey now.
Also, if you’d like to be a part of this effort in making biking and walking in New Orleans safe and accessible, we could still use your help. Sign up to volunteer traffic counts, surveying residents, and helping us deconstruct the lanes before the holidays.