Blue Bikes, RTA, and a new protected bikeway in Algiers — 3 Important Updates You Should Know about New Orleans’ Streets

A lot is happening in the world and in New Orleans. We understand that it’s hard to keep track of everything. So we decided to boil down a few key updates you should know about New Orleans’ streets this week. 1. Blue Bikes Suspends Services Until Further Notice In response to New Orleans’ efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 …

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 …

Making Our Streets Safe at the Neighborhood Level

It was a couple of weekends ago when at the site of last years’ horrific Endymion night crash the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association and the Krewe of Red Beans memorialized those whose lives were lost. Together they organized a bike safety neighborhood festival, Tour de Bean. In doing so they reclaimed the site of the crash, a picturesque stretch …

New Links: How the Greater New Orleans Region Can Re-Imagine Transit

What: The New Links regional transit network redesign process will kick into high gear next week with a second phase of community meetings to show residents proposed concepts for an updated bus and streetcar network. When: Tuesday February 11th, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Where: New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Avenue Why: New Links is a planning project to re-imagine how public transit …

New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition Issues Statement Regarding Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash on Canal St.

Bike Easy Executive Director and New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition Executive Committee Member Dan Favre has issued the following statement on behalf of the Coalition regarding the fatal hit-and-run car crash that killed a bicyclist on Canal St. Thursday evening: “With the devastating news of a person killed while biking in Mid-City by a driver who fled the scene, we …

Celebrating a Complete Street on Marconi Drive

Trayshawn Webb on Marconi

From Bike Easy Executive Director, Dan Favre: On Friday, I had my first experience riding on the new & improved stretch of Marconi Dr / Orleans Ave that runs along City Park and Delgado Community College. It was glorious! The protected bike lanes, green paint highlighting the bike lane at intersections, and smooth road surface all felt safe and comfortable. …

New Polling results prove that New Orleans residents are ready for more transportation options and safe street infrastructure

76% Stat

Earlier this year, the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition commissioned Dr. Silas Lee & Associates to conduct a study to gather and evaluate the perceptions of New Orleans voters towards non-car transportation options, with a focus on bicycling and expanding bicycle infrastructure. The data they compiled provides a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of New Orleans residents and the unique wants …