“Connect the Crescent
” is Bike Easy’s overall strategic framework for improving health and mobility for everyone throughout the Greater New Orleans region. Better, easier access to safe biking, walking, and transit options leads to improved health, economic, social justice, and environmental outcomes. In short, Bike Easy works to improve the entire Greater New Orleans region through improved mobility.
We aim to connect neighborhoods, connect parishes and cities, and, most importantly, connect people. It’s about connecting people to jobs; parents and kids to their schools; residents to amenities like stores, churches, and parks; and people to healthcare and their own health. This is especially important and requires particular focus in the low-wealth neighborhoods and communities of color that have been negatively impacted by past transportation decisions and currently lack adequate options for easily getting around the region.
Our advocacy strategy focuses on three prongs: Complete Streets, a Comprehensive Network, and Better Bikeways.