Complete Streets Policy, Coming To All Of Us In The Coming Weeks

Posted by Elon Glickman on July 3, 2020 in

Mayor Cantrell’s administration promised to unveil a new Complete Streets policy for New Orleans within the next 30 days!

After 4 years of advocacy by the Bike Easy community, staff, and our friends and partners in the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition, Mayor Cantrell’s administration promised to unveil a new Complete Streets policy for New Orleans within the next 30 days!

In case you can’t tell from the photo, WE’RE EXCITED!

Even better, leaders in City Hall and City Council spoke to the importance of a Complete Streets policy being data-driven and equity-focused — that’s at the heart of what we recommended over these many months.
With robust publicly-shared data, every future City Councilmember, neighborhood leader, advocate, and, most importantly, the public will be able to know where new bike lanes, walking paths, bus shelters, bio-swales, etc should be located to increase our city’s connectivity and sustainability, especially for neighborhoods and residents most in need of safe, affordable mobility options.

We want to thank Mayor Cantrell, DPW Director LaGrange, Councilmember Palmer, Councilmember Giarrusso, and everyone else who’s worked for safe, accessible New Orleans streets!
We can’t wait to see the new Complete Streets policy in the coming weeks and continue working together to ensure every New Orleanian enjoys the benefits of more safety and less stress on their streets.

A good Complete Streets policy always includes robust community engagement, and the City is making that happen right now with their upcoming Moving New Orleans Bikes – Community Design Teleconferences happening next week.

RSVP right now to attend a Moving New Orleans Bikes teleconference for your neighborhood:

Marigny & French Quarter – Community Design Meeting — Tuesday, July 7th, 6 – 7:30pm

Central City & Lower Garden District – Community Design Meeting — Thursday, July 9th, 6 – 7:30pm

On these video teleconferences, you’ll get a presentation of the mobility improvements coming soon to these neighborhoods, and will have a chance to ask questions and share your thoughts with City officials.
This is an exciting moment in the years-long movement for safe, accessible biking here in New Orleans as the Moving New Orleans low-stress bikeway network construction moves to Eastbank neighborhoods!

We hope to see you there.

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