Connect the Crescent - How to Use

Posted by Heather Haylett on October 9, 2018 in Advocacy

How to use current Connect the Crescent installations.

The New Baronne Street Bikeway – How It Works


A new feature of Bike Easy’s Connect the Crescent Project, the Baronne Street Bikeway offers cyclists a protected path from Central City to the French Quarter. A key component to understand about this installation is that it’s a parking-protected two-way cycle track – that means there are lanes for cyclists traveling both up and downriver, with car parking shifted to the outside of the bicycle lane, separating cyclists from automobile traffic. When traveling this route, take extra caution at intersections and crossings.

The Lafitte Greenway Connector – How It Works


The Lafitte Greenway Connector provides a much needed protected connection between the terminus of the Lafitte Greenway at Basin Street and the Vieux Carre. Cyclists exiting the greenway can continue on to a protected path either continuing on towards Toulouse St. on a buffered bike lane or continuing to St. Louis on a protected contraflow bike lane. Green-painted bike boxes on Basin Street offer cyclists a safe space to position themselves in front of traffic at an intersection while waiting for a red light.

The Ferry Connector – How It Works


An exciting feature of Connect the Crescent is the new ferry connector, giving cyclists coming from across the river a safe way to continue on to their destination. This two-way protected cycle track runs from Peters Street down Canal to the ferry ramp. Cyclists can enter coming from upriver via a protected contraflow lane from Tchoupitoulas Street, or from downriver via N. Peters.

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