Purple Way

The Purple Way is a suggested way for folks to safely and conveniently walk, bike & roll to and from Festivals this season!

These suggested routes were created to increase bicycle usage.
Users of these suggested routes should be aware that potential hazards and obstructions may exist on the suggested routes shown and this map does not guarantee safe cycling conditions or reflect road conditions including pavement conditions, traffic volume, or speed. 
Bike Easy disclaims any responsibility for errors, omissions or inaccuracies in this map and in no event shall this party be liable for any damage or loss of any kind related to the data and information contained on this map.

We want to hear about your experience getting around The Fairgrounds. Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey  biking during Jazz Fest

Additional Resources

Bike Easy's - To the Fairgrounds - Safe Riding Tips

Festival season is a great time to get around by bike!  However, it is also a time where a lot more people come to town which leads to more variables and things that may go wrong, so planning ahead is key.  Also keep these safety tips in mind as you enjoy Festival season on bike:

  • Plan your route ahead – Beware of construction work like the Desaix Bridge and closure on the Wisner Bridge – Click here for more details on closure and suggested detour
  • Look for Hazards
  • Be Prepared – If you are riding at night, make sure to have a front and back light
  • Lock up strategically and be courteous – Scroll below for bike parking areas in the fairgrounds
  • Don’t bike through crowds
  • Bike Safely – Follow the rules of the road!

Blue Bikes Nola

Blue Bikes is New Orleans’ own Community-Run Bikeshare program. Blue Bikes is an affordable bikeshare program uniquely designed for New Orleans. The Blue Bikes fleet is comprised of hundreds of pedal-assist e-bikes that make the most out of your movements, allowing you to roll with confidence on a bicycle built for you.

To get riding today, visit BlueBikesNola.com

If you would like to be more involved, sign up to volunteer at this year’s Blue Bikes Pop Up Station by clicking here

Your guide to taking transit to Jazz Fest

Ride New Orleans is our local transit advocacy group.  They envision a region in which taking transit enables full access to jobs, education, health care, and other needs that ensure the equitable, thriving community that all residents deserve. 

They have put together this great guide for taking transit to Jazz Fest.

To learn more about Ride New Orleans, click here.

Self Bike Parking at The Fairgrounds

Are we missing anything?  If you have any thoughts or comments about the Purple Way campaign, please contact Allene La Spina – allene@bikeeasy.org

Huge Thank you to all the Partners that helped with this ongoing campaign!

And to our Supporters!

  • Clark Thompson
  • Krewe de Fleurs
  • Krewe du Fu
  • New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition
  • RIDE New Orleans
  • Sistahs on Wheels