Moving New Orleans Bikes in Algiers

Newton Street protected bikeway in Old Algiers

Moving New Orleans Bikesis a city-wide vision for creating more than 600 miles of “low-stress” bikeway networks connecting every neighborhood across New Orleans, and is the leading Complete Streets initiative in Mayor Cantrell’s overall transportation plan, Moving New Orleans.

Beginning in 2020, the first 75 miles of new protected bikeways, bike/walk boulevards, high-visibility crosswalks, bus stops and bus islands, and new and refurbished sidewalks are being built in neighborhoods in and adjacent to downtown New Orleans, before expanding to other areas of the city.

As of Spring 2021, approximately 10 miles of Complete Streets infrastructure has been built throughout Algiers, with more still to come.

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View our map of the 'Moving New Orleans Bikes' low-stress network in Algiers:

Prioritized corridors for improvements in Algiers

These 3 features are making New Orleans’ new bikeway network “low stress”:

Walking Improvements
High-visibility crosswalks, new walking paths and repaired sidewalks along new bikeway corridors
Protected Bikeways
On streets with higher speeds to improve safety by providing designated space for people driving and people biking
Bike / Walk Boulevards
Low-speed, low-traffic streets with added safety features to ensure awareness of people biking & walking

Protected bike lanes contain vertical elements to create separation between people biking and people driving, with clear expectations for where travelers should be in the roadway, increasing safety.

Walking improvements include high visibility crosswalks, new walking paths and repaired sidewalks along new bikeway corridors.

Bike / Walk Boulevards are low-speed, low-traffic streets with added safety features to ensure awareness of people biking and walking.

Neighborhood streets with ‘Moving New Orleans Bikes’ planned improvements:

Complete

New Protected Bikeways on Garden Oaks Drive

MNOB Complete Streets Renovation – New striping and vertical flex posts to add protected bikeways in each direction, as well as replacing and repairing concrete panels and joints, adding curb ramps at corners, improving drainage, improving access to bus stops, improving sidewalks, and installing crosswalks from Old Behrman Highway to Gen de Gaulle Drive

Download Garden Oaks Drive factsheet from the City of New Orleans – Dept of Public Works

Previous – One lane of vehicular traffic going in each diretion.


Garden Oaks Drive before MNOB renovation

Lawrence Street with MNOB Renovations

MNOB Complete Streets Renovation – Repaving the roadway, adding curb ramps at corners, improving drainage, improving sidewalks, installing crosswalks, adding a bicycle route, and improving intersection geometry from Hendee Street to Odeon Avenue.

Download Lawrence Street factsheet from the City of New Orleans – Dept of Public Works

Previous – One lane of vehicular traffic going in each direction.


Lawrence Street before MNOB renovation

Newton Street with new protected bikeways

MNOB Complete Streets Renovation – New striping and vertical flex posts to add protected bikeways in each direction and remove one lane of parking on the north side, from Elmira Avenue to Behrman Avenue.

Download the Newton Street factsheet from the City of New Orleans – Dept of Public Works

Previous – Two lanes of vehicular traffic going in each direction, with shared lane markings and right-side parking.


Newton Street before MNOB renovation

Wall Boulevard with new protected bikeways

MNOB Complete Streets Renovation  – New striping and vertical flex posts to add protected bikeways in each direction from Cypress Acres Drive to Lees lane. From Lees Lane to Holiday Drive, improvements will include new striping and vertical flex posts to add protected bikeways and remove one lane of parking in each direction. Other improvements include replacing and repairing concrete panels and joints, adding curb ramps where sidewalks exist, installing a shared-use trail, improving access to bus stops, repairing sidewalks, improving intersection geometry, and adding stop signs at Pace Blvd.

Download the Wall Boulevard factsheet from the City of New Orleans – Dept of Public Works

Previous – One lane of vehicular traffic going in each direction with right-side parking.


Wall Boulevard before MNOB renovation

Under Construction

New Bikeways on MacArthur Boulevard

MNOB Complete Streets Renovation – Improvements include installing protected bike lanes, improving access to bus stops, improving intersection geometry, and installing crosswalks. Between General de Gaulle Drive and Holiday Drive, the westbound lanes will be reconfigured as a two-way protected bike lane and two vehicular lanes, while the eastbound configuration will remain as two vehicular lanes, a one-way bike lane, and a parking lane. Between Holiday Drive and Kabel Drive, the roadway will be reconfigured to two vehicular lanes and a protected bike lane in each direction. Between Kabel Drive and Woodland Drive, the roadway will
be reconfigured as one vehicular lane, one parking lane, and a protected bike lane in each direction. The proposed improvements are designed to address pavement quality issues, improve overall safety, and make MacArthur Blvd a more comfortable place to walk, bike, drive and use transit.

Download MacArthur Boulevard factsheet from the City of New Orleans – Dept of Public Works

Click here to view the MacArthur Boulevard ‘How to’ Guide.

Click here for common questions and answers on MacArthur Boulevard.

Previous – Two lanes of vehicular traffic going in each direction, with right-side parking.


MacArthur Boulevard before MNOB renovation

MNOB Complete Streets Renovation – Repaving the roadway, adding curb ramps at corners, adding shared lane markings and bicycle wayfinding signage, adding stop signs and roadway striping, improving visibility and installing crosswalks at General Meyer, and adding a bicycle route between Wall Boulevard and Patterson Drive.

Download the Odeon Street factsheet from the City of New Orleans – Dept of Public Works

Previous – Two lanes of vehicular traffic going in each direction.


Odeon Street before MNOB renovation

Beginning Soon

MNOB Complete Streets Renovation – New striping and vertical flex posts to create parking protected bikeways and remove one lane of vehicular traffic in each direction, as well as , improving access to bus stops, installing marked crosswalks, improving intersection geometry and site distances at driveways between Berhman Place and Macarthur Boulevard, and adding new pedestrian signals at MacArthur. 

Download Holiday Drive factsheet from the City of New Orleans – Dept of Public Works

Previous – Two vehicular travel lanes, on-street parking, and an unprotected bike lane in each direction.


Holiday Drive prior to MNOB renovation.

Later This Year

MNOB Complete Streets Renovation – New striping and vertical flex posts to add a 2-way protected bikeway and remove one lane of vehicular traffic on the northbound/riverbound side, as well as improving sidewalks, installing crosswalks, and adding pedestrian signals at General de Gaulle Drive.

Download Mardi Grase Boulevard factsheet from the City of New Orleans – Dept of Public Works

Previous – Two lanes of vehicular traffic going in each direction, with right-side parking.


Mardi Gras Boulevard before MNOB renovation

MNOB Complete Streets Renovation – New striping and vertical flex posts to add protected bikeways and remove one lane of parking in each direction, as well as replacing and repairing concrete panels and joints, adding curb ramps at corners, improving access to bus stops, repairing sidewalks, installing pedestrian signals at General de Gaulle Drive, and installing crosswalks from General de Gaulle Drive to Wall Boulevard.

Download the Westbend Parkway factsheet from the City of New Orleans – Dept of Public Works

Previous – One lane of vehicular traffic going in each direction with right-side parking.


Westbend Parkway before MNOB renovation

Why local resident & business owner, Alan Delery, supports ‘Moving New Orleans Bikes’ in Algiers

Algiers street pics - Alan on Newton

I’ve been riding my whole life, but in the past we would have to skip that intersection [Holiday and MacArthur] because we’d seen too many accidents there, with people not looking.

Alan Delery, Founder of Positive Impact/UPlift NOLA

Read more about why Alan wants Complete Streets in Algiers by clicking here.

Read the latest updates on Complete Streets in Algiers

With the ‘MNOB’ upgrades installed in Algiers, you’ll be able to enjoy safe, low-stress bike rides from:

– Harriet Tubman Charter School to the Algiers Regional Library 

– MacArthur Boulevard to Behrman Memorial Park

– the Algiers Ferry Terminal to Old Aurora

– Newton Street to the Walmart on Behrman Place

Because of Moving New Orleans Bikes, residents of every age and skill level will have a new low-stress bike commuting option from home to school, the grocery store, or your favorite local business, all on protected bikeways and bike/walk-friendly boulevards.

Tell local leaders and Mayor Cantrell you support safe, accessible mobility improvements coming to Algiers via Moving New Orleans Bikes. Share how low-stress biking, walking, and calmer speeds will benefit you and your community.

If your your organization is supportive of Moving New Orleans Bikes and Complete Streets, click here for more information about joining as a member organization in the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition.

Algiers Organizations and Businesses Supporting Complete Streets

Adam and Ashley Lownik, teachers who live and work in Algiers, are taking advantage of the new protected bikeways

Algiers Street Pics - Adam, Ashley on Wall

I can get to my job, the park, the levee trail and I don’t feel like I’m taking my life into my hands. That’s big.”

Adam Lownik, teacher at Harriet Tubman Charter School

Read more about why Adam and Ashley want Complete Streets in Algiers by clicking here.

Moving New Orleans Bikes is about making all travel  biking walking driving transit safe & accesible.

More info from the City of New Orleans:

All publicly available plans, designs, and construction information can be found on the City of New Orleans website – Nola.gov/movingneworleans

View the City of New Orleans’ Digital Bikeway Blueprint, an interactive map of the full city-wide vision of the Moving New Orleans Low-Stress Bikeway Network

Download the presentations for MNOB improvements in Upper Algiers or MNOB improvements in Lower Algiers from the Office of Transportation and Department of Public Works.

Beginning in 2019, the City of New Orleans held a series of public meetings to gather input for the formation of a city-wide Moving New Orleans ‘low-stress’ bikeway network. Following the presentation of a city-wide plan, community design meetings have been held  ahead of planned construction areas around New Orleans.

See here for a full timeline of City-hosted public meetings for Moving New Orleans Bikes.

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