As of May 2020, the mayor's office has made a commitment to the trail completion project. No timeline has been announced and the city is navigating property owners and stake holders. Stay tuned!
To complete the Lafitte Greenway's final 1/2 mile from Mid-City to Lakeview, as defined in the City's Lafitte Greenway Master Plan. Today, the Lafitte Greenway ends short of the planned Canal Boulevard Lakeview Trailhead.
What is the Lafitte Greenway?
The Lafitte Greenway is a bicycle and pedestrain trail and greenspace, opened in 2015, that provides a safe path for travel from Mid-City to the French Quarter. 300,000 people use this converted rail corridor annually.
Why isn't it complete?
There is active rail on the final 1/2 mile section. With City leadership and railroad partnership, we can complete the Greenway trail alongside the railroad -- "a rails-with-trails" model, used nationwide.
What are the benefits?
- Provides a safe bicycle and pedestrian path for travel to schools, grocery stores, playgrounds, businesses, and to the French Quarter & CBD.
- Encourages healthy physical activity, and increases recreation options.
- Includes sustainable stormwater management features
- Provides connection to Cemeteries Transit Center
Complete the Greenway Event - June 26, 2019
Friends held a community event, Complete the Greenway: Demonstrations and Libations, to gather community input and build momentum to complete the final stretch of the Greenway. Out of this event, this petition was signed by 1000 community members and this letter was delivered to Mayor LaToya Cantrell.
See our Public Input Report here.
Download Print Materials
Trail Extension Letter of Support - For neighborhood associations, businesses, and stakeholder groups