NEW ORLEANS NAMED “BRONZE LEVEL” BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City of New Orleans has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists’ as a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) in their Fall 2011 awards announcement.

“The League congratulates New Orleans and all of our BFC winners for implementing successful, long-term bicycle plans and programs that provide quality of life improvements for their citizens,” said League President Andy Clarke. “Even in tough economic times it is clear that cities are choosing investment in bicycling as a key to building the places people want to live, work and visit.”

“I am committed to making our city more bicycle and pedestrian friendly,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “Since Katrina, the City has quadrupled its miles of bicycleways, and we will continue to include bike paths as part of major road projects. We are planning for the Lafitte Greenway which will increase bicycle activity throughout our city. We know that a bicycle-friendly city is a healthier and more accessible city.”

For the whole story continue reading the City of New Orleans Press Release

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