The City of New Orleans is hosting a series of public meetings to plan the citywide bikeway network
Today, the City of New Orleans announced public meetings for Moving New Orleans: Bikes, an initiative to develop a citywide bikeway network. Can you come out to be part of creating a collective vision for a network of connected and protected bikeways?
As part of a larger strategy – called Moving New Orleans – to improve safety, connectivity, equity, and efficiency across all modes of transportation, the City is leading with Moving New Orleans: Bikes. This planning process is the first step towards rapidly building connected and protected bikeways, and your voice is crucial to ensuring a bikeway network that works for all the people of New Orleans.
Building from the success of Connect The Crescent, Bike Easy is incredibly excited to see the City of New Orleans move forward with permanent improvements to the bikeway network. Over 86% of the almost 900 people surveyed supported Connect The Crescent’s reorganizing of the roadways with protected bikeways, including 76% of people surveyed who drive every day. Good bike infrastructure can benefit everyone, even those who never ride. To make sure we get a bike network that works for all New Orleanians – that helps people safely get where they need to go, improves economic opportunity, provides mobility options to those that need it most, and contributes to our quality-of-life – we need everyone to participate in planning where it will be and what it connects to!
This is the first round of public meetings, and the City is asking everyone to help identify specific areas with transportation challenges, desired biking and walking destinations, and potential bike routes. These are open house style meetings from 6pm to 7:30pm. You can drop in for as long or as little as you like, and I recommend giving it at least 30 minutes. Each City Council district will host at least one meeting, but feel free to come to any. Meeting dates are:
- Monday, April 8 – District B – Kipp – Booker T. Washington (2514 Third St.)
- Wednesday, April 10 – District A – Stuart Hall, Cafeteria (2031 S Carrollton Ave.)
- Thursday, April 11 – District C – Kipp Renaissance School (3820 St. Claude Ave.)
- Monday, April 15 – District C – Algiers Regional Library (3014 Holiday Dr.)
- Tuesday, April 16 – District D – AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana (3155 Gentilly Blvd.)
- Wednesday, April 17 – District E – Martin Luther King Library (1611 Caffin Ave.)
- Thursday, April 18 – District E – East New Orleans Regional Library (5641 Read Blvd.)
Along with the vital detailed input you provide to this process, it’s also crucial to have a strong showing of supporters to keep the momentum high for rapid implementation of the bikeway network plan.
Let’s keep moving!