We will advocate to the City for bicycle lanes - especially ones that connect existing bicycle facilities.
Our motto at Bike Easy is “getting New Orleans streets in gear.” Bicycling issues are certainly at the center of this mission, but our works also extends to ensuring viable transportation choices for our community across the spectrum.
In fact, as the region’s most effective, professional organization dedicated to bicycling and transportation access issues, our projects and programs are aimed at improving the quality of life for all who share New Orleans area streets. After all, we believe a healthier, better-connected community is good for everyone in it.
Our work benefits bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists, and our supporters come from all walks of life and from all across our community.
This work includes:
- Educating cyclists and drivers on safety and the rules of the road.
Distributing safety kits and sponsoring “bike rodeos” to teach bicycle safety to local youth.
- Advocating at local, state, and national levels for the accommodation of bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Enhancing transportation choice by establishing a safe network of bicycle lanes, paths, and facilities.
- Researching and advancing national best practices in bicycle-related ordinances and legislation.
- Providing reviews and important feedback during planning processes.
Organizing our community to speak up and get involved at key junctures for the future of safe and fun bicycling in New Orleans.
We also organize events throughout the year. These happenings raise public awareness of bicycling issues, they demonstrate the size and diversity of our bicycling community, and they turn out to be a pretty good time for all involved too! For instance, each year we hold our Bike Bash, an event-filled, day-long summit on all things bike-related, and we organize our annual Bicycle Second Line, a pedal-powered New Orleans-style street parade on wheels. Is it a coincidence that some of the best ways to spread the word about our mission turn out to be so fun? We don’t think so.