Friends of the Lafitte Corridor is still working hard to create a bike friendly greenway in New Orleans. If anybody has pedaled a bike through a city, it can be hectic and dangerous. This path will be crucial to restoring and supporting the community, as well as securing safe routes for children to bike/walk to school. They are looking for donations and membership support. Please visit their site and find out how you can get involved.
Here’s a quick news update from their site:
Bikes Belong awards $10K for the Lafitte Corridor Greenway! Bikes Belong, a national coalition of bicycle suppliers and retailers working to put more people on bikes more often, made the following announcement on January 29th:
” New Orleans ‘ Urban Conservancy, in partnership with Friends of Lafitte Corridor, will receive $10,000 to create a planning document for a bike/ped greenway linking the French Quarter and Canal Boulevard . This path will connect neighborhoods, cultural features, historic sites, retail areas and public spaces while providing a safe route for children and bike commuters. The City of New Orleans has already secured Recreational Trails and Transportation Enhancements funding for the project. However, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the city’s planning budget was reduced significantly. Bikes Belong’s funding will ensure that the Lafitte Corridor Greenway is professionally designed, with the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians in mind.” This award was one of five presented to “outstanding bicycling projects” in the United States.