The Lafitte Greenway


The Lafitte Greenway is a 2.6-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and green corridor connecting neighborhoods from Armstrong Park to City Park. The City of New Orleans broke ground on the $9.1 million project in March of 2014, and opened the Greenway in November of 2015. The Lafitte Greenway transforms one of the city's most historic transportation corridors--originally a canal connecting to Bayou St. John to the edge of the French Quarter, and later a railroad right-of-way that has sat vacant since the mid-twentieth century--into a multi-use transportation corridor and linear park.

The Lafitte Greenway extends from the intersection of N. Alexander and St. Louis streets in Mid-City to Basin Street and St. Louis Street in Tremé, blocks from the French Quarter. The Greenway includes a 12-foot asphalt path for cyclists and pedestrians, new recreation fields, green space, and landscaping improvements including approximately 500 shade trees, native plant meadows, bioswales and stormwater retention features. The path is fully lit with LED energy-efficient trail lighting, and includes curb extensions, signalized high visibility crosswalks, Americans with Disabilites Act-compliant curb ramps at sidewalk corners, environmental remediation, a crushed stone walking path, and a bicycle and pedestrian roundabout.

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  • commented 2016-07-06 20:38:19 -0500
    Great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of life… Even if just for a couple hours. If you’re a reader or looking for a quiet place to meditate, take the walk to the end of the trail and enjoy the open air.
  • commented 2015-05-14 10:01:40 -0500
  • commented 2015-01-22 16:27:23 -0600
    Thank you for the prompt response Sophie. I do understand things here in NOLA often take a bit longer than expected. Here’s hoping we can break ground soon and beautify Area 1. Cheers.
  • commented 2015-01-22 15:53:12 -0600
    Hi Brandon, Thanks for your question. We checked in with the Department of Public Works last week, and they informed us that construction on Area 1—the segment between Carrollton and N. Alexander—will begin before the end of January. There are 6 work days left, so our fingers are crossed!
  • commented 2015-01-22 08:21:31 -0600
    Where is the construction on Area 1? It was slated to begin in mid December, then pushed to a much more certain sate of January 20th. Here we are on the 22nd and ground hasn’t eve been broken yet on this section. There’s a ton of work to be done on Area 1 and I’m not so sure this can be ready by Spring. I’d love a realistic update on Area 1 please.