Bike Easy Blog

Gift Card Drive

Want to support the Bike Easy April Challenge and local business? Take part in our Gift Card drive!     This drive was started during out Bike Easy April Challenge in 2020 as COVID shut doors to many local businesses, especially the service and hospitality sector that is the backbone of our community. By purchasing a gift card to your…

How Volunteering Creates a Safe, Bikeable City

For many New Orleanians, living in a safe, bikeable city is important.    To Jay— Bike Easy’s Volunteer of the Year Award recipient— this is even more important because he uses biking to move around and explore the city.  “New Orleans feels more dangerous for biking because there’s a mentality that bikers don’t belong on the road”, Jay says  This…

Blue Bikes to Relaunch with 500 E-Assist Bikes by September

Blue Krewe, the new non-profit dedicated to bringing bike share back to New Orleans, and the City of New Orleans recently announced more exciting details about the return of Blue Bikes! See the press release below for more information.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2021 Media Contact: Destinie Hammond destinie@bluekrewe.org 504.298.9269 Blue Krewe and City of New Orleans Announce…

What Partnership Means to Us

“We are as strong as our partnerships make us!”     This statement rings so true for me, especially after the trying year we just had as an organization, and as a community. As Bike Easy’s Program & Operations Manager, I make sure our staff has what they need to improve biking in Greater New Orleans. Working remotely made my job…

The Bike Easy April Challenge Is Here! Pre-Register Today

In just one month, the Bike Easy April Challenge will begin. The Bike Easy April Challenge is a chance to explore the region, virtually connect with the community, and celebrate biking in Greater New Orleans. With our virtual platform, you can encourage your friends, family, coworkers and even yourself to get out and ride. Through friendly competition, sharing stories and photos of your…

What You Need to Know About the 7th Ward and CBD Pre-Construction Meeting

The momentum for bringing the benefits of Complete Streets and good bike infrastructure to all New Orleanians continues to build! Last week, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation, Department of Public Works, and Neighborhood Engagement Office conducted two public pre-construction meetings to once again check in with the public on the Moving New Orleans Bikes initiative and share information on improvements…

New Orleans Complete Streets Activation Mini Grants

Applications are now being accepted for the second round of Complete Streets Activation Mini Grants! If you are affiliated with a local organization interested in improving your community, consider applying today. ** Updated** Applications will now be accepted through February 26th, 2021. Apply online here. The Complete Streets Activation Mini Grant funds civic groups, community leaders, and individuals to develop an event…

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