Join Friends of Lafitte Greenway for a happy hour on Wednesday, May 23rd, 5:30-7:30 PM to kick off the Lafitte Greenway Trail Extension Advocacy Campaign! The happy hour will be held at Rosedale Restaurant (801 Rosedale Dr) along the envisioned extension of the Lafitte Greenway.
Lafitte Greenway Trail Extension Advocacy Campaign
Our Goal: 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 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
How can I help?
Sign the petition!
Spread the word!
Ask 5 friends to sign this petition.
Talk to your neighbors about the Greenway's completion
Invite us to speak with your community group -- email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504.702.6777
801 Rosedale Dr
New Orleans, LA 70124
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