New Orleans Officially Bicycle Friendly City
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011
Mayor Landrieu announced today New Orleans first ever designation as a Bicycle Friendly City. We received Bronze status after 4 years as an honorable mention. Finally, all of your hard work riding, advocating and teaching has paid off. What a milestone!
Let’s hold our elected officials, administration and each other accountable to reach the next level. But today, our members and supporters can pat yourselves on the back and sip a cold one, you deserve it!
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League of American Bicyclists
“ 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.”
Bike Easy is quoted in the release:
“We are thrilled by the bronze designation,” said Jamie Wine, Executive Director of Bike Easy. “This is a milestone as we move towards becoming the most bicycle friendly city in America. Bike Easy’s goal is to make bicycling easier, safer and more fun and this designation shows that we are moving in the right direction.”
The Mayor’s Office
“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 bikeways, and we will continue to include bikeways 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.”
Go For Gold, Councilmember Palmer!
“The City Council has set an ambitious goal of a Gold designation by 2018,” said District C Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer. “As chair of the Transportation Committee, I look forward to working with Mayor Landrieu and my colleagues on the Council to further improve bicycling in New Orleans. By committing ourselves to implementing the transportation recommendations of the New Orleans 2030 Plan, including adoption of a Complete Streets policy, we will create a healthier, more sustainable and more prosperous future for all New Orleanians.”
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