We’re rolling into 2021 with lots of momentum.

From the Complete Streets campaign’s recent successes, to news of a big step towards bike share returning to New Orleans, we’re excited for what the rest of 2021 will bring us. Here’s a preview of what’s already happened and a peak into what’s coming up.

Bike Infrastructure Workshop
Thursday 1/28 @ 6pm

With so much new street safety infrastructure popping up around New Orleans, we’re excited to offer this free virtual workshop on bike infrastructure. We’ll cover the different types of bike infrastructure you’ll see on the streets, as well as how to safely navigate whether biking, walking or driving.

We’ll also give some updates on the Complete Streets projects happening around the city!

Click here to RSVP for the Bike Infrastructure Workshop, Thursday 1/28 at 6pm.

Movement Monthly – Tuesday 2/2 @ 6pm

We’re proud to be a part of the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition and to support the Coalition’s efforts in bringing more safety and less stress to our streets. In a short time, this Coalition has helped bring nearly 12 miles of protected bikeways to New Orleans streets, and is planning to help bring over 50 more this year.

Every month, the Coalition hosts Movement Monthly, a monthly meeting for volunteers to get updates and join the campaign.

Click here to RSVP for the next Movement Monthly on Tuesday, February 2nd at 6pm.

Bike Share Is Building Momentum for a
 to New Orleans

The New Orleans City Council unanimously approved the cooperative endeavor agreement with Blue Krewe, a new non-profit, to start the process of bringing bike share back to New Orleans.

This new iteration of bike share in New Orleans will be for and by the people of New Orleans, and is planned to launch this fall. Read more about it on our blog here.

The Ribbon is Cut on Elysian Fields’ Newest Protected Bikeways

Our Executive Director, Dan Favre, joined Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Councilmember Kristin Palmer in welcoming New Orleans’ newest protected bikeways: Elysian Fields, from St. Claude to the river. On Elysian Fields and Burgundy, they cut the ribbon not just for one street, but for a new era of easy, safe, and fun biking in Greater New Orleans.

Check out the ceremony here.

2nd Round of Complete Streets Activation Mini Grants Now Open for ApplicationsThe first round of the Complete Streets Activation Mini Grant helped fund great projects like a bike light giveaway and family ride in Algiers. Especially as more protected bikeways continue being built, we’re excited to see what this second round of mini grants will accomplish.

Click here to learn more and apply today!

Join the Bike Easy April Challenge Planning Committee

As April approaches we’re excited to gear up for the Bike Easy April Challenge. We’re looking for some volunteers to help improve this year’s event and would love for you to join us!

If you’re interested in helping shape this year’s April Challenge and using this annual event to grow and engage the biking community, email david@bikeeasy.orgYou can read more about the committee here.

Bike Match Keeps Rolling Strong

Our #BikeMatch program continues connecting people who want to donate their old bikes with those in need of transportation. Consider donating a bicycle or funds to our program to keep our neighbors connected with essential needs!