clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

City of New Orleans unveils plan for 11 miles of bikeways in Algiers

The designs are part of the city’s comprehensive plan for all modes of public transit

A concrete path hugs a grassy levee right next to a high river with trees growing in the water. Pedestrians, cyclists and distant buildings are visible.
Cyclists and pedestrians utilize a path on the East Bank near Audubon Zoo

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)
A map of bike lanes Via Moving New Orleans

Algiers Point

, , LA 70114