It’s been a very challenging month for people trying to navigate the city by bike: not only due to the heat, but for the increase in deadly crashes on our streets. After our last communication, our inbox was flooded with stories of folks who have also dealt with crashes, and a sentiment of frustration for the current state of our streets, lack of infrastructure, and decrease in any enforcement of traffic laws.
It has been challenging to me. I use my bike as my main means to move around the city and the anxiety caused from these crashes makes it tougher to ride every day. It’s been a daily reminder of why we do the work that we do, and also a reminder to take a moment to check on folks around us that our dealing with the same anxiety and are looking for answers.
With that in mind: we are putting together a campaign to be activated on June 28th presenting a serious call to action to our city officials. We’ll be circulating a petition and asking everyone to schedule some time to contact your local representatives to do their part in stopping these violent crashes on our streets. More details will be coming in our next e-mail on Thursday. In the meantime, I wanted to share with y’all some ways you can get more involved:
Safety Sunday – Bike Lane Clean Up – Elysian Fields – Sunday, June 25th
Join Bike Easy’s Policy and Design Committee for our monthly Safety Sunday – Bike Lane Cleanup.
Meet at 9:00 am on the Neutral Ground just outside of Washington Square Park. We’ll have water, snacks, and materials to collect trash and sweep debris. Wear comfortable clothes and close toed shoes.
For more details click here. For additional information, contact David Meza at firstname.lastname@example.org
BIKE Talks – E-Bikes – at Chickie Wah Wah – Thursday, June 29th
Our next installment of BIKE TALKS, will be taking place on Thursday, June 29th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal Street). This panel will focus on e-bikes, and it will be moderated by Charlie Thomas from Bike Law Louisiana, and includes panelists: Patrick Urbine (Blue Bikes) and Derek Chisholm (AECOM).
If you have any questions you’d like the panel to address, please reply to this email and let me know!
We will have complimentary food from Trilly Cheeseteaks, and drink specials offered by our host! We will also have our free Bicycle Valet!
For more information, and to RSVP, click here
Eat Local Bike Tour 2023 – Thursday, June 22nd
Join the Eat Local Bike Tour- a ride around the Lafitte Greenway featuring learning opportunities of great Green organizations along the Greenway. To learn more about this event, and to RSVP click here