|It’s been a busy last few weeks for me with a lot of meetings with local partners, working with the America Walks Fellowship, training for this weekend’s sprint triathlon, and listening to the ideas folks have to gain support for our mission. It’s indeed the job that keeps on giving and keeps me motivated. Here are some updates from those meetings and also a list of events coming up to help you stay involved:
- Petition: Tell Our Elected Officials: People on Bikes are Dying in Our Streets – Currently our petition has 969 signatures (20 signatures gathered in person during the Justice for Peedy Ride to City Hall last Thursday) – If you haven’t signed the petition, it is not too late. We are sending an update to our Elected Officials next week, and plan to continue putting pressure on them to do something about this crisis. The more signatures and comments we receive, the more weight our petition will have, so sign here. If your organization would like to send a Letter of Support, you can send one to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank y’all who have signed and sent letters of support so far.
- Feasibility Study for the I-10 Service Roads in New Orleans East – We’ve attended the 2 community meetings in New Orleans East for this study, and encourage folks who live, work, or have other regular activity alongside the I-10 service Roads located between Dwyer Road and the vicinity of Paris Road to fill in this survey for feedback. Your input is important to the success of the study.
- Bikes on Amtrak Feedback – Amtrak is currently seeking feedback on your experience (good or bad) taking bikes on Amtrak. As we hear of more cuts coming, it is important to give them feedback so they can improve their services,. Click here for survey.
I want to also thank everyone that has reached out with encouraging words for our current work – it has been inspiring.
Safety Sunday – Bike Lane Clean Up – Holiday Drive – Sunday, July 23rd
Join Bike Easy’s Policy and Design Committee for our monthly Safety Sunday – Bike Lane Cleanup.
Meet at 9:00 am at Algiers Plaza – 4100 General De Gaulle Dr. 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 email@example.com
Morrison Design Meeting – New Orleans East Regional Library – Monday, July 24th
The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works is seeking to update residents and get community feedback on road and safety improvements along 7600—9900 block Morrison Road. This work will be included in the upcoming Morrison Road (Mayo—Bullard) project. Completed work includes a repaved roadway and ADA-compliant curb ramps.
Safety improvements to be discussed include lane reduction and protected bike lanes to reduce speeding and create more mobility access for all roadway users.
Meeting taking place at the New Orleans East Regional Library (5641 Read Blvd) from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Click here
for more information.
People Friendly Driving – Online FREE Session – Monday, August 7th
This free online class educates all motorists on safe driving behaviors around people who are walking or biking.
Learn about common crashes and how to avoid them, safety tips and techniques, and discover how to navigate bicycle infrastructure on the roadways.
This session will take place online from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Click hereto sign up!
SAVE THE DATE – Bicycle Second Line – Sunday, October 22nd
We’re really excited to announce that our Bicycle Second Line is coming back this Fall on Sunday, October 22nd! We will line up again at the Lafitte Greenway Plaza at 9:30 am, roll out at 11:00 am, stop at Beanlandia, and finish at Second Line Brewing for our traditional after party! Registration coming soon! In the meantime, make sure to add to your calendar!
If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s Bicycle Second Line, click here for our Sponsorship Invitation.
Thank y’all for your continued support!
Allene La Spina