Biking the Big Easy: Infrastructure and advocates on the rise

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Biking to the end of the rainbow on the Mississippi River Trail.
(Photos by Erin Greeson)

Welcome to the second installment of a three-part series on bicycling and transportation culture in New Orleans by former Portlander and BikePortland contributor Erin Greeson. Erin currently lives in New Orleans. Read her introduction to this series here.

Part II: Infrastructure and Improvements

Bike lanes are appearing in other neighborhoods as post-Katrina improvements advance.

Comparing biking in Portland to biking in New Orleans is like comparing the mellow apple cider of the Northwest to the bite of the Crescent City’s signature orange-garnished Sazerac. As diverse as respective bike infrastructure, transit adoptions and cultural acceptance of bikes on the road may be, one thing is certain: New Orleans’ bike community is strong and serious. The options are different, but abundant. And they are growing.

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Biking the Big Easy: A guest series

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Bikes are part of New Orleans’ rebirth.
(Photos by Erin Greeson)

Welcome to the first installment of a three-part series on bicycling and street culture in New Orleans by former Portlander and BikePortland contributor Erin Greeson. Erin currently lives in New Orleans.

Part I: Rebirth City

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