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MAYOR CANTRELL REMINDS RESIDENTS OF SAFE TRAFFIC RULES FOR DRIVING AND BIKING

Official communications from the office of Mayor Cantrell. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2019 Contact: LaTonya Norton For Media Inquiries Only communications@nola.gov (504) 658-4962 MAYOR CANTRELL REMINDS RESIDENTS OF SAFE TRAFFIC RULES AS TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS RAMP UP NEW ORLEANS – As the City of New Orleans ramps up its mobility efforts with the upcoming launch of Moving New Orleans Bikes, Mayor LaToya Cantrell reminds residents of one important fact: “We are all traffic.” “Safety on every…

APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER

Past and future Bike Easy events and announcements 2019 BIKE EASY CHALLENGE This year’s Bike Easy Challenge has begun! The challenge is a fun, free competition to see who can ride the streets and trails in and around New Orleans the most over the month of April. Use the ‘Love to Ride’ platform to log your ride between April 1 – 30 you…

UPDATES FOR JEFFERSON PARISH

Working towards Complete Streets Did you know that Jefferson Parish is currently updating the parish’s Comprehensive Plan titled Envision 2040? A comprehensive plan is a document that guides policy decisions regarding physical growth and development. Bike Easy and the Jefferson Parish Complete Streets Coalition have advocated for the comprehensive plan update steering committee to consider a Complete Streets policy as…

KNOW HOW TO TALK ABOUT BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE

ips, talking points, and answers to frequently asked questions about bike infrastructure. Based on detailed research and lots of experience, Bike Easy suggests using the following tips, talking points, and answers to frequently asked questions when discussing the benefits and need for a network of connected and protected bikeways. GENERAL MESSAGING PRINCIPLES & TIPS Good messaging reaches people where they…

CONNECT THE CRESCENT – FINDINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS

The connected, protected bikeway network demonstration report includes evaluation findings, survey results, and recommendations for moving New Orleans forward!   Read the ‘Connect The Crescent – Final Report’ here. Detailed data analysis and survey results show that a connected, protected bikeway network improved safety, increased bicycle ridership, and was supported by the community. Connect The Crescent, a 3-month demonstration, was…

“LETTERS: PROTECTED BIKE LANES: HOW MANY MORE LIVES MUST BE LOST?”

A letter from Rob Bell to The Advocate   Original story found on The Advocate Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD Letters: Protected bike lanes: How many more lives must be lost? New Orleans has suffered another tragic loss. David Hynes and Sharree Walls were two people who loved New Orleans but were senselessly killed in yet another preventable tragedy on Esplanade…