With construction continuing in Algiers, and plans for street improvements on the East Bank getting finalized, we’re excited to give you some updates on how our work is bringing more safety and less stress to New Orleans streets this month.
Community Design Teleconferences for French Quarter & Marigny as well as Central City
As part of the community engagement process for Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s Moving New Orleans Bikes plan, the City’s Office of Transportation hosted two Community Design Teleconferences this week: one for improvements coming to the Marigny and French Quarter, and another for Central City.
At both teleconferences, City officials presented design drafts for street infrastructure that included protected bike lanes on Elysian Fields and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, storm water management infrastructure in Central City, and installing marked crosswalks. Community members expressed their excitement and gave their insight on the plan’s details.
Algiers Complete Streets Open House
We’ve reached an exciting milestone for our Complete Streets Activation Mini-Grant program — we awarded our first mini-grant to Old Algiers Main Street Corporation to fund an “open house” for residents of Algiers to come by and experience the new parking-protected bike lanes recently installed on Newton Street, and discuss further improvements coming this summer to neighborhoods across Algiers.
Councilmember Kristin Palmer as well as City officials and members of our coalition were there to answer questions about the new street infrastructure.
If you have other questions about the new street infrastructure, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re hiring a Campaign Organizer!
As our campaign for Complete Streets moves into the summer and Moving New Orleans Bikes moves to the Eastbank, we’re looking to grow our campaign team by hiring a new part-time organizer, or as we call it, a Campaign Coordinator.
This position will work closely with the NOCSC campaign team in building public support for the benefits of Complete Streets and the new ‘Moving New Orleans’ low-stress bikeway network.
Survey on Pedestrianizing the French Quarter
We have an opportunity to truly reimagine how we use public space and create more safety and less stress on our streets. Pedestrianizing the French Quarter is a great place to start, and we need to ensure the community is engaged in figuring out the details.
The City put out a survey to start collecting information about changes to the French Quarter.