By: Jessica Williams | November 10, 2017
Source: New Orleans Advocate | Full Article
By this time next month, residents and tourists in New Orleans will be able to pick up a bicycle at one spot in the city and drop it off at another, the realization of a lengthy effort to diversify public transit in the city.
Officials this week revealed the 70 locations where 700 bicycles will be available as part of the city’s first bike-sharing program, scheduled to start in December.
The sites are largely concentrated in the Central Business District, French Quarter and other neighborhoods along the Mississippi River, with some in Treme and near City Park.
By: Claire Byun | November 13, 2017
Source: Mid-City Messenger | Full Article
A bicycle-friendly beer and wine garden on the Lafitte Greenway may start construction early next year, though the owners are still working on a name.
Crews have applied for construction permits with work hopefully starting in early January, developer Billy Good said.
The still-unnamed bar would have “adequate” vehicle parking and about 60 bicycle parking spots, plus a permeable outdoor patio – though live music is not planned for the venue. Site plans submitted to the city show space for an indoor bar and small mezzanine. Good said the outdoor patios will have 62 percent permeable space with trees, fire pits and heaters.