This is a past Event
French Quarter Bike Parking
Tue, Mar 20, 2012
2:30 – 3:30 am
Then Second Line to the
Barracks Street Arch for a Press Conference
FREE FOR EVERYONE
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Bike Parking Study Leads to New Bike Racks in the French Market
Join us for a bicycle secondline, and a call to action for more locals to come and enjoy the French Quarter this Spring—and to help keep it clean, vibrant, and positive for all!
Bike Easy is releasing their bicycle parking report (sponsored by PRC at Tulane, French Market Corporation and the French Quarter Business Association) at the event.
9:30 a.m. Meet at Dutch Alley fountain at Dumaine and Decatur Streets
9:40 a.m. Tornado Brass Band begins; bicyclists gather for secondline
9:45 a.m. Band leads us all from Dutch Alley, down N Peters sidewalk, across street, into French Market via arch at Ursulines, through the Market, to end at Barracks Street arch. Podium/riser to the left of arch (when facing Mint) for speakers.
PRESS CONFERENCE “STAGE” AT BARRACKS STREET, NEAR FRENCH MARKET ARCH
10 a.m. Introductions and Welcome by Frank Pizzolato, Executive Director of the French Market: How we are supporting the return of locals to the market with new bike racks and other new festivals, event series, and fresh food vendors at the Farmers Market, from baked goods to a new oyster bar!
10:05 Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer, Councilmember, District “C”: Importance of the Bike Easy bike study; Don’t Trash DAT! Keep New Orleans Beautiful Campaign; bringing locals back to the historic French Market
10:10 City Council President Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson: Why and how the French Market is key to welcoming locals back to the French Quarter
10:15 a.m. Jamie Wine, Executive Director, Bike Easy: Results of bike survey; secure bike parking as one piece of the puzzle in drawing locals back to enjoy and support the French Quarter
10:25 a.m. Kate Parker-Karst, Assistant Director, Tulane Prevention Research Center: Collaborating to improve “built” environments and neighborhoods
10:30 a.m. Jan Ramsey, Offbeat Magazine: Creating a Cultural District in the Lower Quarter/Frenchmen Street with new offerings at the Mint and partnerships with the French Market
10:40 a.m. Adrienne Thomas, President, French Quarter Business Association: FQBA’s Anti-Graffiti Campaign and other efforts to make the French Quarter a safe and productive place for businesses and residents
10:45-11:00 a.m. Live music with Tornado Brass Band
This Event is part of Bike Easy’s Advocacy Project.