LPHI's Healthy Communities team has played an integral role in the City of New Orleans' master plan, which seeks to improve the city's active environments and become safer for all modes of travel. Below is an excerpt from The Louisiana Weekly about the annual Bike To Work Week, which took on special significance in 2016 as the city surpassed 140 miles of completed and planned bikeways and pedestrian walkways.
"As the street system was rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina, bicycle lanes all over Orleans Parish have sprouted up with the new asphalt. Dedicated bike lanes now stretch down parts of St. Charles and Carrollton avenues, right-of-ways — with their “yield to bike” symbols — are painted on St. Claude and other streets, and a new liner park from Lakeview to the Treme allows bicycling without the worry of being impacted by a car."
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