By Claire Byun
Citywide bicycle operation and equipment requirements underwent a little shakeup last week, and the changes are meant to make the roads safer for everyone.
The New Orleans City Council unanimously passed amendments to meant to improve bicycle safety at their latest meeting. The bike amendments were part of the council’s consent agenda and faced no opposition from the public at the meeting.
City Councilmember Jared Brossett introduced amendments to current ordinances regarding bicycle safety, operation and equipment requirements. Brossett brought those amendments to the council’s Jan. 12 meeting but they were pushed to the council’s latest meeting.
Brossett added the ordinances to the Transportation and Airport committee’s docket a few months ago, and that committee recommended approval of all the amendments. Brossett serves as chair of that committee.