Building a Protected Bike & Walkway on Peoples Ave

Sometimes, you just dive in and build Complete Streets yourself. That’s what the Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association did on Peoples Avenue, a long-time sight of illegal speeding and dumping. With a brand new, temporary mixed-use protected bike and walkway, Peoples Avenue is slowing the speed and providing designated space for people biking and walking, where before there was none (sidewalk included). We have …

Take Action >> Don’t Pave Over New Orleans

On Tuesday, July 13th, the New Orleans City Planning Commission (CPC) will vote to either approve or oppose the establishment of a new overlay district, the University Area Off-Street Parking Overlay, that would require all new construction and housing rehabilitations to secure one parking spot for every additional bedroom near Tulane University. The current iteration of the University Area Interim …

New Protected Bikeways on N. Miro

As part of Mayor Cantrell’s ‘Moving New Orleans Bikes’ initiative, the City of New Orleans is reconfiguring N Miro Street in the 7th Ward to add a protected bike lane. This configuration will mirror N. Galvez Street (N. Miro’s parallel counterpart heading downriver), with parking on the left of the street, one lane of travel for motor vehicles, and a …

Our new ‘Moving New Orleans Bikes’ neighborhood resource pages

With the many Complete Streets improvements currently being built as part of ‘Moving New Orleans Bikes’, we decided to create neighborhood resource pages where you can learn more about and keep up with the various mobility improvements coming to your neighborhood, community by community, street by street. Algiers and the neighborhoods in and around the 7th Ward (Tremé, Mid-City, St …

Why We Need to Keep Speaking Out for Complete Streets

One thing is certain: we are making our voices heard. At the City’s first session of the new Complete Streets Policy Working Group, there were 177 public comments! Thank you to everyone who submitted a comment supporting the Moving New Orleans Bikes plan to build 75 miles of Complete Streets in New Orleans this year. We’ve heard back from officials and members of our coalition who attended and …

Family Bike Ride Tours the New Algiers Bikeways

This Sunday evening we were lucky to have a perfect break in the rain for the Algiers Family Bike Ride!

We started off in Berhman Park with a bike light giveaway and some informative bike safety resources, then took off down thew new Lawrence Street bike boulevard.  We rode the new bikeways on Wall Blvd.,  MacArthur, Odeon, as well as the freshly paved levee path and more.  We had a lot of fun, some great dialogue and a lot of gratitude for the city for making streets built to share a priority!

Check out some photos below and stay tuned for another Algiers family ride this summer!

 

  

Talking with People IRL About Complete Streets

A powerful tool is back in our arsenal as we work together to make biking, walking, and transit safe and accessible across New Orleans: face-to-face conversations. Can you join us for a door-to-door canvass this coming Wednesday June 2nd on Gentilly Blvd, from 4 – 630pm? Or the following week on Saturday June 12th in the 7th Ward and St. Roch neighborhoods …

Full Faith Gospel Church Bike, Walk, and Run Event May 22

On Behalf of Faith Full Gospel Baptist Church, Pastor Christopher Sylvain and First Lady Elder Cynthia Sylvain, I would like to thank New Orleans Complete Streets/Bike Easy for selecting us as a recipient of a Complete Streets Activation Mini-Grant. We were so excited to host our 1st walk, run, bike event Saturday May 22, 2021 to help bring awareness to the efforts that have been made and the continued need to make the streets of New Orleans safe for all in whatever mode of transportation one chooses by accessing safe designated pathways. We were able to keep all of our event participants safe by utilizing the current pathways that are in place, while recognizing the need that there’s more work to be done. Overall we all had a great time and a lot of fun, hats off to Laura Harris and Merrick Brown for their  excellent presentations, that helped us gain greater knowledge of where and how we can get around safely for work or play in the streets of New Orleans. Faith stands in full support of New Orleans Complete Streets/Bike easy.

Blessings,

Min. Natalie Reine