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Jun 132016
 
Virginia Brisley, left, and Tyrone Smith, right, escort a cyclist on the Lafitte greenway as he crosses north broad street. Brisley and Smith were part of the "Safe-Tea on the Greenway" event on Friday which promoted cyclist, pedestrian and auto safety at the major cross streets along the Lafitte greenway. (Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)

Virginia Brisley, left, and Tyrone Smith, right, escort a cyclist on the Lafitte greenway as he crosses North Broad Street. Brisley and Smith were part of the “Safe-Tea on the Greenway” event on Friday which promoted cyclist, pedestrian and auto safety at the major cross streets along the Lafitte greenway. (Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)

Yielding hand-made signs, concerned citizens, cyclists and politicians gathered on Friday, June 10, where the Lafitte Greenway meets North Broad Street to warn drivers of the crosswalk.

This was part of a Safe-Tea event, put on by the Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors, which aims to promote safety on the Lafitte Greenway for cyclists, pedestrians and cars. The greenway stretches from Mid-City through Treme and finishes on Claiborne Avenue. It crosses N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, N. Broad Street and Claiborne Avenue, streets with heavy flows of traffic.

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Aug 052015
 
The Krewe of Kolossos banner hangs over the Dumaine street bridge along Bayou St. John during this year's Fourth of July festivities. (MidCityMessenger.com file photo by Zach Brien)

The Krewe of Kolossos banner hangs over the Dumaine street bridge along Bayou St. John during this year’s Fourth of July festivities. (MidCityMessenger.com file photo by Zach Brien)

Councilwoman Susan Guidry speaks to the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization in April 2015. (MidCityMessenger.com file photo)

Councilwoman Susan Guidry speaks to the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization in April 2015. (MidCityMessenger.com file photo)

City Councilwoman Susan Guidry said she will begin studying ways for the city to make the growing Fourth of July festivities on Bayou St. John go more smoothly for attendees, and also announced that the City Council has formed a new committee on bicycle safety following the latest death of a bicyclist. Continue reading »

Jul 222015
 

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New Orleans neighborhood leaders who have fought against a controversial plan to route freight trains through Hollygrove and Mid-City are applauding the formal resolution opposing the project that City Councilwoman Susan Guidry will introduce Thursday. Continue reading »

Mar 112015
 

Local residents spoke out about a proposed Canal Street streetcar update, which would extend tracks down city Park Avenue and up Canal Boulevard, where a transfer station would be built, according to WWL-TV.

Proponents of the project say the update is needed to improve transit safety, while opponents say the money being used for the project is “misplaced,” according to the report.

The RTA will be taking public comment about the project until March 25.

Mar 092015
 

A cyclist was killed at a Mid-City intersection Monday, police said (Fritz Esker, Mid-City Messenger).

Criminal charges are not expected against the driver who fatally struck a bicyclist last week at the intersection of Canal Street and Jefferson Davis Parkway, based on evidence from the crash scene and a video of the incident, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »