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Bike Easy

224 neighbors want more bike lanes in New Orleans.

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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.

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Bike Easy

What an incredible weekend! The Complete Streets Ambassadors, Bike Easy, City of New Orleans, and many volunteers installed a temporary protected bike way on St. Bernard Avenue. Many thanks to everyone who participated in the planning, outreach, and installation!

Learn more: bikeeasy.org/blog/archives/2908/

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Posted Aug 7, 2017
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150 neighbors gather to create mock bike lanes demonstrating strong public support for adding safe bicycle lanes in a major New Orleans street renovation. New Orleans Public Works responds with double the amount if bike lanes in the original street plan.

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Bike Easy successfully rallies for complete streets in New Orleans.

Idea: NOLA residents want bike lanes for all of Decatur Avenue from Dumaine to Canal in New Orleans. Action: Bicycle advocate Bike Easy rallies hundred

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Posted Apr 5, 2013
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Dan

Good news from the Times-Pic:
www.nola.com/politics/index.ss...

The Complete Streets ordinance adopted 7-0 by the council on Dec. 15 at the urging of Kristin Gisleson Palmer, chairwoman of the council's Transportation Committee, says the city's complete-streets program will require that "all transportation improvements are planned, designed and constructed to encourage walking, bicycling and transit use" as well as moving people and freight in cars and trucks.

In practice, the law says, that means streets should be designed and constructed to include features such as "sidewalks, bike lanes, bike racks, crosswalks, traffic calming measures, street and sidewalk lighting, targeted pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements" ...

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Posted Jan 11, 2012
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The Near Miss Project: Quantifying Cyclist Comfort and Safety
Monday, June 19, 2017, 12:00pm - 1pm CT
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Fear of being hit and seriously injured by a car is a major deterrent for people considering whether to bike on city streets. At the same time, city transportation departments use historical crash data to prioritize street design projects where people have been killed and seriously injured. But new research shows that for cyclists, near misses, close calls, and aggressive behavior from other road users can also have a significant effect on people’s biking behaviors or even their decision to ride at all. How can data about these cycling near-misses better inform city transportation policy and street design?

Join NACTO for a conversation with Dr. Rachel Aldred, founder of the UK’s Near Miss Project, to learn how her research has been used to create cycling policy and design improvements in the UK before injuries occur, and why high-quality design is crucial for increased ridership. Dr. Aldred will touch on various approaches to near miss data collection, and how they can help cities provide a more comfortable biking experience, improve biking rates, and make streets safer for everyone.

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Mitch Landrieu

The City of New Orleans' Department of Public Works and Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans are working together like never before to implement the most robust infrastructure improvement program that our region has seen in a generation, the $2.4B Capital Improvement Program.

With more than 200 projects, there will be a record amount of street work across the city, and once complete, every neighborhood will feel the positive impact. And this program will create thousands of construction jobs and opportunities for our small and disadvantaged businesses.

Aside from the many benefits, we understand that this construction will have impacts on our local residents and businesses. To that end, we are working very hard to ensure that there are plenty of resources available to learn about the individual projects so that you can prepare before construction begins.

Fixing our streets is a priority so that New Orleans can continue to grow economically and become more and more resilient.

We thank you for being our Capital Improvement Program partners.

Mitchell J. Landrieu,
Mayor City of New Orleans

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Posted May 3, 2017
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Bike Easy

"Come out to Bike Easy’s campaign kickoff event to help Connect the Crescent with streets built to share for all the people of Greater New Orleans. It’s going to be a busy year, so let’s get together to plan out how we make sure that biking around the city is safe and equitable for all – no matter where we live, how much we earn, or how we go about getting around town."

bikeeasy.org/events/archives/2...

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Connect the Crescent - Kickoff Meeting

Come out to Bike Easy’s campaign kickoff event to help Connect the Crescent with streets built to share for all the people of Greater New Orleans. It’s going to be…

bikeeasy.org/events/archives/2...

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Posted Feb 16, 2017
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Savanna Armstrong

Decatur Street is one of the main thoroughfares in the French Quarter sector and is used by all sorts of transportation modes. The street is accessed by vehicular traffic as well as pedestrian and bicycle traffic. In order to keep travel safe for all users, bike lanes should be included in the repaving of Decatur. We need to support the safety for those bicyclists riding to work, commuting to another location and even those enjoying beautiful weather and are using a green mode of transportation to exercise. This concern is very timely since paving has already begun. I hope our voices can be heard on support of this effort.

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Posted Apr 5, 2013
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Bike Easy proposed this resource for more bike lanes in New Orleans.
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Read about the rally Bike Easy held to galvanize support for a bike lane on "front porch" of New Orleans.

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Posted Mar 28, 2013
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Alan Joseph Williams

That is awesome. Thanks for the update Chris!

Now all we need is safer lighting...

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Posted Feb 18, 2013
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Christopher

The city is repaving Esplanade from City Park to Claiborne. It will be convert to 1 lane for cars and will include bike lanes. It is to start in March.

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Posted Feb 17, 2013
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