Quiet, scenic, and framed by bike-friendly levee paths, Algiers is an attractive choice for cyclists—whether they live in historic Algiers Point or hop across the Mississippi River on the ferry. But the further one ventures into the West Bank, the less bike-friendly the streets become.
This week, at the second of two public meetings in Algiers, the City of New Orleans unveiled preliminary designs for new bikeways in Algiers. The designs are part of Moving New Orleans, the city’s comprehensive plan for all modes of public transit.
“The Moving New Orleans Bikes project aligns with the City’s Complete Streets Policy, seeking to create a city-wide transportation network that balances the needs of all people, regardless of their mode of travel,” said Office of Transportation policy and program manager Dan Jatres.
Preliminary striping layouts and routes for the bike corridor are below.
- Woodland Highway (General Meyer to Tullis)
- MacArthur Boulevard (Woodland to General DeGaulle)
- Holiday Drive (Berhman to General Meyer)
- Wall Boulevard (Holiday to General DeGaulle)
- Garden Oaks (Old Behrman to General DeGaulle)
- Westbend Parkway (General DeGaulle to Wall)
- Odeon Avenue (Wall to Patterson)
- Lawrence Street (Odeon to Behrman)
- Newton Street (Mississippi River Levee Path to Behrman)
- Mardi Gras Boulevard/Florence (Old Behrman to LB Landry)