The City made headway on the critical finishing touches to the Lafitte Greenway in September (photos below). While the City has not yet announced an official opening date, the Greenway is already buzzing with walkers, joggers, and bikers.
We encourage users to be aware of car traffic. Stop and utilize the push-button activated beacons at the Claiborne, Galvez, Broad, Jefferson Davis, and Carrollton intersections in order to enjoy safely.
When behind the wheel, please be an example. Stop and allow people on foot and on bike to cross the street at the Greenway’s intersections.
Contractors installed New Orleans’ first protected 2-way bike lane or “cycle track” beginning at the Greenway’s downtown trailhead at Basin and St. Louis Streets.
The Louisiana Landmarks Society unveiled a new Pitot House exhibit, entitled Bayou St. John and the Carondelet Canal: Interconnections of History. Curated by Louis W. McFaul, the exhibit explores the colonial history, unique geography, development and transformation of the Carondelet Canal on the footprint of today’s Lafitte Greenway.
See the free exhibit during its limited time run at the Pitot House (1440 Moss St) on the following dates:
- Wednesday, 9/30
- Thursday, 10/1
- Wednesday, 10/7
- Thursday, 10/8
The exhibit will be up once again in January, 2016.
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Photo: Robert W. Grafton, View of the Turning Basin. Oil on canvas, 1915-17.