|CITY SEEKS INPUT ON PLACEMENT OF BIKE RACKS|
|NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that it is seeking input from New Orleans residents and business owners on where to install bike racks and corrals throughout the City. The deadline to submit a bike rack request is August 15, 2014.
“Bicycling is an important mode of transportation in New Orleans and we are committed to promoting this healthy and safe commuting option,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. “Before Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans had fewer than 5 miles of bikeways. Today, we have more than 87 miles of bikeways and are on pace to have more than 100 miles by the end of 2014. As bicycle ridership continues to grow, the City is actively developing facilities that can connect trips by bicycle and accommodate their increased usage, including the installation of bike racks and corrals. Active modes of transport save money, energy, and the environment. I encourage New Orleans residents and business owners to provide us their feedback on this important initiative.”
Click here to view a map of New Orleans current bicycle network.
New Orleans residents and business owners can suggest bike rack locations by visiting http://www.nola.gov/dpw/bicycling/racks/.
The City’s Department of Public Works will review bike rack requests and prioritize locations based on available funding using the following criteria:
In addition to incorporating public feedback on the locations of future bike racks or corrals, the corridors below are being reviewed to receive bike rack installations:
The deadline to submit a bike rack request is August 15, 2014. A request to install a bike rack is not a guarantee the rack will be placed in the proposed location. New Orleans residents and business owners may direct questions about this project to the Department of Public Works at (504) 658-8046.