NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans’ series of “open house” neighborhood workshops to engage residents about the upcoming plan to expand and improve the City’s bike network continues tonight with a District C meeting at KIPP Renaissance School (3820 St. Claude Ave.). The meeting will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The plan for the new network, known as Moving New Orleans Bikes, is led by the Office of Transportation in collaboration with the Department of Public Works, the City Planning Commission and community partners including Bike Easy and Blue Bikes. The meetings feature several activity tables where residents are asked to respond to key questions about mobility across the city to find safer, more accessible and more equitable options for cyclists as well as pedestrians, transit riders and auto drivers.
These meetings, held April 8-18, will explain how the City plans to:
- Create a community-inspired vision for the New Orleans bikeway network
- Educate the public on the bikeway planning effort
- Discuss the importance of safe and protected bikeway infrastructure and it’s benefit to all modes of traffic
- Gather support for a rapid build-out of the bikeway network once planned
Here is the schedule for the rest of the meetings, which run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Districts C and E will each host two meetings.)
Thursday, April 11 — District C, KIPP Renaissance School, 3820 St. Claude Ave.
Monday, April 15 — District C, Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive
Tuesday, April 16 — District D, AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana, 3155 Gentilly Blvd.
Wednesday, April 17 — District E, Martin Luther King Library, 1611 Caffin Ave.
Thursday, April 18 — District E, East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd.
As we build out safe infrastructure, we need to make sure we’re obeying the rules of the road. Refresh your memory by reviewing the guide on the back of the City’s Bike Network Map.
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