Algiers Levee Top Trail Final Design

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011

The Algiers Development District (ADD) held a public meeting on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. for presentations on the final design plans bicycle/walk path on the Mississippi River Levee from the Algiers Ferry Landing to the Chalmette Ferry Landing, a distance of 5.8 miles. picked us up at the end of their story about the trail: Both Algiers bike path phases can be built at once

Bike Easy applauds:

  • American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance throughout the project. Accessibility helps all users from elderly, families, bicycle riders and those with disabilities. The access points and grading requirements are well designed.
  • In-depth consideration of access points and amenities for users
  • Outreach to multiple stakeholder groups
  • 10’ width throughout the trail is designed to national standards

Bike Easy is concerned:

  • Implement trail construction it its entirety. The entire length of the trail should be built even if amenities must me sacrificed to do so
  • Signage for trail crossings should favor trail users at all low volume crossings
  • ADD must strive to do better public outreach to listen for meaningful public input

Join The Conversation:

Submit your comments by December 31, 2011 to: Ms. Vanessa Duplessis by email or by phone (504) 367-3331

Additional Background

ADD has been given permission to issue bonds against a special tax levy on Walmart. This money (approximately $2 million) is being invested in a new, paved levee-top trail from Algiers Ferry Terminal to Chalmette Ferry Terminal. Essentially, with the ferries in service, this length will connect 4 parishes via trail and ferry. Bike Easy supports this trail because of the inter-connectivity it provides to our regional bicycle system.

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