Building Complete Streets During COVID-19

When we build complete streets in our city, we’re not just building infrastructure — we’re building community. Right now, as our community and our world confront the threats of coronavirus, community health is the priority. 

In everything we do, we put people first. Some of the many reasons our coalition of organizations, businesses, civic leaders, and community members are dedicated to improving our roadways and safe transportation options is to enhance the health, sustainability and quality of life for the people of New Orleans. 

That is why we, the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition, will be following the direction of city and state leaders as well as other organizations in our coalition and postponing all in-person outreach efforts, such as tabling and canvassing, until further notice.

We’ll also be sharing updates from our coalition members and the efforts they’re taking to contain the threat of coronavirus. We strongly suggest following the recommendations of the CDC as outlined here on their website.

This disruption will impact much of our work, but we are staying engaged, laying groundwork, and will pick our community outreach events back up once this moment has passed. Thank you for supporting our efforts to build complete streets throughout Greater New Orleans. 

Below is a message from one of our coalition members, the American Heart Association:


Dear valued coalition members, community partners, and area businesses,

As a science-based organization which cares deeply about the health of our communities, the American Heart Association has been closely following the guidance from the CDC and state and local health officials on the coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety of our guests and community members has been and will continue to be our top priority. 

We have decided that the best course is to remove the uncertainty for our guests/community members and postpone our Walk to Lunch Day in the Metairie CBD area. Sharing this news with you is not easy, as we know how much time, commitment and sacrifice you have put into making the Walk to Lunch Day the best it can be. We are exploring an alternative date. Messages will be going out soon to participants, sponsors, and the community at large informing them of the change. 

We would also like to thank you for your passion and dedication to our mission to make this event possible, and your patience with us as we move through this transition. As our plans change for the Walk to Lunch Day, we will need your support and commitment to help us encourage guests and community members to participate in new ways and ensure that our plans are as engaging and successful as possible.

We are sorry we won’t be seeing you on March 27th, and we appreciate your leadership and support. We will be in touch soon with more information about our new date and plans. 

With heart,


Community Advocacy Director

American Heart Association

110 Veterans Blvd | Metairie | LA | 70005

M 504.358.1291