Low-Stress Bikeway Networks

Bike Easy and Coalition partners are supporting the City of New Orleans as it builds the first 75 of over 600 miles of protected bikeways and traffic-calmed streets city-wide

Marconi - Two-Way Protected Bikeway
Marconi Drive along City Park

In our role as a leader within the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition, Bike Easy is leading a two-year campaign to transform how residents experience biking in New Orleans. Working closely with the 30 organizations that make up the Coalition and Mayor Cantrell and the City of New Orleans, Moving New Orleans Bikes began with vision of a city-wide connected network of low-stress bikeways and walkways reaching every corner of Orleans Parish, encompassing more than 600 miles of new routes.

  • Protected Bikeways
  • Biking / Walking Boulevards
  • High-Visibility Crosswalks
  • New Walking Paths and repaired Sidewalks
  • Bike/Walk Crossing Signals and ADA access
  • Improved Transit Stops
  • Bus Islands and Curb Extensions
  • Permeable Pavement, Planters, and Street Trees

In our role as a leader within the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition, Bike Easy is leading a two-year campaign to transform how residents experience biking in New Orleans. Working closely with the 30 organizations that make up the Coalition and Mayor Cantrell and the City of New Orleans, Moving New Orleans Bikes began with vision of a city-wide connected network of low-stress bikeways and walkways reaching every corner of Orleans Parish, encompassing more than 600 miles of new routes.

 

Moving New Orleans Bikes

In the first year of Moving New Orleans Bikes, the City of New Orleans is committed to building 75 miles of improvements including protected bike lanes, bike/walk boulevards, high-visibility crosswalks, new transit stops and bus islands, refurbished and brand new sidewalks, and more! Taken together, these improvement represent a down-payment on the more than 600 miles of biking, walking, driving, transit improvements that comprise the full city-wide low-stress network. The first neighborhoods in New Orleans to receive new, low-stress networks are Algiers and areas in and adjacent to downtown New Orleans.

The improvements which comprise Moving New Orleans Bikes will ensure everyone — people walking, biking, driving, or riding public transit — have safe access to their fair share of the road. Central to the goals described in the Moving New Orleans vision is a city where all residents can safely, easily, and affordably commute to work, visit friends, exercise, go to the store, or access healthcare and do so no matter how they move from point A to point B.

This low-stress bikeway network will have numerous benefits for residents, families, and New Orleans communities: better job access, health benefits, reduced demand for parking, and a general improved quality of life.

Read why the City is committed to safe, accessible biking in New Orleans
Building support for safe biking and walking, improved access to transit New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition

Improving our roadways and safe transportation options in order to enhance health, equity, sustainability, prosperity, and quality-of-life for the people of New Orleans.

There are lots of roadway infrastructure improvements coming to New Orleans that will increase safety and accessibility for everyone! Working closely with Mayor Cantrell and her team, the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition has launched a campaign that includes community engagement and communications to:

    1. Build awareness and support for streets that are built to be safe and accessible for people of all ages and abilities whether they’re driving, walking, biking, or taking transit, 
    2. Build awareness and support for the health, equity, economy, and quality-of-life benefits from safe and accessible transportation options,
    3. Support the City of New Orleans’ rapid expansion of the low-stress bikeway network, and
    4. Support the City’s development and implementation of an updated Complete Streets Policy that is data-driven, equity-focused, and transparent.

Members of the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition are getting out to let the people of New Orleans know about the benefits of the safety and accessibility improvements coming to our roadways! 

Have you met one of our volunteers going door-to-door? Have you seen a presentation at a neighborhood meeting or found us doing outreach at a local event? Maybe you’ve come to a bike safety workshop or a community walk with one of our partners?

Coalition members and volunteers are canvassing neighborhoods with information about our campaign and the benefits of upcoming Complete Streets projects! You can join the fun and help spread the message by volunteering with the Coalition.

The Coalition organizes tours to preview coming infrastructure improvements and learn about the details of building pedestrian amenities, a connected and protected bikeway network, and better transit connections.

Coalition members have been hosting briefings and attending community events and meetings to talk with people about Complete Streets.

In September 2019, the Coalition organized the Let’s Move Forward Algiers Community Festival to launch our campaign.

Communications           

To support our community engagement efforts and raise awareness of the benefits for everyone when we build streets to be safe and accessible for all modes of transportation, the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition manages a robust communications campaign. 

Have you seen any of these billboards, bus wraps, or bus shelter posters? Or maybe you received something in the mail or saw a digital placement online? Heard us on the radio?

The New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition is spreading awareness everywhere we can about the benefits of streets built to share that have safe and accessible transportation options.   

Bike Easy is proud to be working with over 30 local organizations of the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition in support of the commitment of the City of New Orleans to improve transportation options and build complete streets for residents and businesses.

→ Participate in Moving New Orleans Bikes, part of the City of New Orleans’ overall Moving New Orleans transportation strategy, to help create a collective vision for a network of connected and protected bikeways.

→ Sign up to get updates from the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition to stay informed about opportunities to get involved in supporting safe, accessible streets and improved mobility options for everyone. 

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