NEW ORLEANS - David Cameron rode along the newly-opened Lafitte Greenway Friday morning; it's now his normal way to get to the French Quarter.
The Mid-City resident says he can safely ride between the most popular parts of the city with less close encounters with cars.
"It helps me get off of Canal Street and really helps me get to the Quarter much faster," he said.
City leaders gathered at the Greenway Friday to celebrate its opening and the neighborhoods it connects.
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Mayor Mitch Landrieu handed Sophie Harris the blue ribbon wrapped around the sign announcing an ambitious 3-mile park that links Mid-City with the French Quarter, a project imagined over decades and completed nine years after residents — the Friends of the Lafitte Greenway (FOLG) — started planning how to make it reality.
Source: Office of the Mayor, Press Releases & Media Advisories
2.6 mile Linear Park Stretches from French Quarter to Mid-City
NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City Councilmembers, City Officials, and community stakeholders to celebrate the opening of the $9.1 million Lafitte Greenway Bicycle and Pedestrian Path. Stretching 2.6 miles, the Lafitte Greenway Bicycle and Pedestrian Path is a multi-use trail and linear park connecting six historic neighborhoods from the French Quarter to Bayou St. John and Mid-City. The Lafitte Greenway corridor is bounded by Basin Street, Lafitte Street, St. Louis Street and North Alexander Street. Before being converted to a railroad right-of-way, the corridor was the site of the Carondelet Canal that brought ships from Lake Pontchartrain and Bayou St. John to the historic French Quarter.Read more
NEW ORLEANS —City and state officials and community leaders celebrated the completion of the Lafitte Greenway bicycle and pedestrian path at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.
Source: WDSU News
New Orleans, LA - This Friday, November 6, 2015, please join District "A" Councilmember Guidry, along with Mayor Landrieu, City officials, and community partners, to celebrate the grand opening of the Lafitte Greenway Bicycle and Pedestrian Path.
Source: New Orleans City Council
Look around the streets of New Orleans these days and it's impossible to miss that more people are traversing the city on bicycles.
Some restaurants and bars are noticing too, and nowhere more than a part of Mid-City that's becoming a crossroads of bike paths, a destination for in-town outings and, on nice days, a hub for people making the rounds by pedal power.
The focal point is the new Lafitte Greenway, a freshly-paved bike path and pedestrian park running from the edge of the French Quarter to the corner of Mid-City. It's built over a one time industrial corridor and much of it still passes open lots, the back of warehouses and rows of small homes.
Source: WWNO 89.9
Source: Curbed New Orleans
After redesigning his parking lot to better handle stormwater runoff, the owner of Parkway Bakery and Tavern is being honored as an “urban hero” for his efforts to improve water management in his Mid-City neighborhood.
Jay Nix “re-designed his 35,000 square foot parking lot using native plants and a TrueGrid® Paver that retains stormwater and filters it back into the earth,” according to an announcement by the Urban Conservancy.
Source: Mid-City Messenger
New Orleans' anticipated $9.1 million bike path and park Lafitte Greenway, which stretches from Armstrong Park to the City Park area, is totally done/not done (hello, Crescent Park 2.0). But Ian McNulty reports that cyclists are already flocking to the trail and discovering Mid City's many bike-friendly bars and restaurants awaiting them, including Parkway, Bayou Beer Garden, Felipe's, and newly-opened Second Line Brewery—all situated on the path and doing booming bike business. Liberty's Kitchen, Norma's Sweets (the spot for Cubans in NOLA), MoPho, Bevi Seafood Co., and more hotspots are also located in the general vicinity.
Source: Eater NOLA
The Friends of Lafitte Greenway will host its third annual fundraising event, recently renamed the Greenway Soirée, on Nov. 6.
The Soirée will celebrate the progress of the development of the Greenway and as well as honor the team members that started the Greenway’s creation in 2006, according to Sophie Harris, the organization’s executive director.
Source: Mid-City Messenger