As new Complete Streets continue to be built across New Orleans and we begin to get back into the swing of things, join us at any one of the community events below to get moving outside and help us ‘activate’ New Orleans’ new low-stress bikeway networks.
Join a community bike ride, Councilmember Palmer’s crawfish boil, yoga and a walk, community arts events, and more. Experience the safety and accessiblity improvements for walking, biking, driving and getting on or off the bus being created by the City’s Moving New Orleans Bikes program.
Crawfish Boil & Bike Tour of Algiers Levee Path
We’re joining Councilmember Kristin Palmer’s office for a celebration of the Algiers Levee Path extension to Cut-off and the Chalmette Ferry Terminal. Before the event the Coalition, Bike Easy, and Positive Impact Nola will host a bike tour of Algiers’ new low-stress biking improvements.
Meet us in upper Algiers along the Newton Street protected bikeway at Tapeh’s Waterice at 9:30am to start off with some hydration before a leisurely tour of the network and some crawfish and festivities by the levee. Or meet us and the Councilmember directly at the Cut-Off Recreation Center, from 10am – 1pm.
Freedom to Move: A Yoga, Movement & Community Experience
The event is a socially distanced, masked-up scavenger hunt starting on St. Anthony St. near Dillard University and continuing further down the corridor with health stations managed by community partners will be positioned along the corridor to share health tips/clues, and culminating with Zumba, dance, and yoga flows!
Green Infrastructure Bicycle Tour
With partner organization GroundWork New Orleans, Healthy Community Services and Waterwise Gulf South will host a green infrastructure bicycle tour on Friday, May 21st from 5-7 pm. The ride will bring awareness to 7th Ward Residents and bikers of the St Bernard Ave, N Galvez Street, and N. Broad Ave bikeway network. Through this community-driven effort by residents, we’ll make people biking aware of green infrastructure interventions utilized to manage storm water during urban flooding events and other environmental factors affecting our community’s safety and health during adverse weather events.
These are just a taste of the events and activations happening across New Orleans. We also have opportunities such as ‘Cut & Ride’ where Calvin Johnson at Lace Xclusive Barbershop & Salon is offering free haircuts to the first 25 people to arrive by walking, biking or taking public transit.
This Sunday is also the kickoff to the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce’s new ‘Bike Rack Initiative’ at PJ’s Coffee on Read Boulevard. This is the first of ten locally-owned, Black-owned businesses to receive free commercial-grade bike racks at their stores or restaurants. We couldn’t be more excited for this game-changing partnership!
There are infinite ways for the community to show support for people’s right to move about safely, affordably, and accessibly. Thanks to Calvin, Jeff, Angela, Valerie, Kristin, LaVerne, and many, many others, and to you for bringing joy and life to our streets! See you out there!