Better biking is coming to Algiers

Posted by Robert Henig Bell on July 8, 2019 in Advocacy

Bike Easy hosts a community bike tour of upcoming biking and mobility improvements for Algiers residents and businesses

Ahead of Independence Day, Bike Easy, the Department of Public Works, Councilmember Kristin Palmer, and Algiers Economic Development Foundation hosted a tour of biking and mobility improvements in Algiers. One thing we often hear at Bike Easy is how people associate biking with a sense of personal freedom, especially when they first learned to ride as a kid. That’s why we’re so excited about the changes coming to make our streets safe places to ride for the entire community. The changes previewed in Algiers, such as protected bike lanes connected to each other (and to levee trails), bike boulevards, and improved crossings at key intersections will dramatically expand access to safe biking for thousands of kids, families, and residents currently living with limited transportation options. Being able to easily bike to the ferry, to the grocery store, to the library and countless other destinations will mean improved safety, mobility, health outcomes, economic development, and a better quality of life for the entire community.

Local leadership will play a pivotal role in making sure our friends and neighbors get out there and experience these improvements themselves. Now’s the time to get involved. Be in touch if you’d like a bike tour of prospective biking and mobility improvements in your area. Consider having your organization join the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition.

Email Bike Easy’s Campaign Manager, Robert Henig Bell to discuss a community ride or with questions about joining the coalition.

More information about better biking and mobility projects in the works:

Over the coming months, let’s work together to make mobility independence a reality in Algiers and throughout New Orleans.

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