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Striping Ahead for Bikes on St. Charles

September 24, 2009 12:30 PM
Brandon Meginley newwave@tulane.edu

Big changes are coming for New Orleans cyclists. The New Orleans Department of Public Works will paint bike paths on St. Charles Avenue from Carrollton to Nashville avenues after road construction is completed in November, and more bike lanes are ahead for other neighborhoods.

In 2007, the Federal Highway Administration approved recovery money to resurface roads damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Improvements to St. Charles Avenue include road resurfacing and the addition of a bike lane.

Learn about the new bike lanes in this video presentation produced by Brandon Meginley, a senior majoring in
journalism at Tulane University.

St. Charles Avenue will join St. Claude Avenue in the Bywater neighborhood, which was striped for a bike lane in 2007, as among the first in a larger network of roads with bike lanes around the city. Carrollton Avenue will get a bike lane next spring, as well as other roads in the Mid-City neighborhood and elsewhere.