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Letting the good times roll: Bike route improvements coming to Mid-City, Bayou St. John and beyond

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger Bike infrastructure improvements are coming to the Bayou St. John, Mid-City, Gentilly, 7th Ward and St. Roch neighborhoods. A recent pre-construction meeting showcased the final designs for bike lane expansions and traffic calming measures that will begin construction in spring of this year. On Tuesday evening, the Office of Neighborhood Engagement Read More…

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Traffic advisory: City Park Avenue lane near expressway to close Tuesday

On Tuesday (Feb. 23) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the inside westbound lane of the 100 block of City Park Avenue — near the entrance to Interstate 10 — will be closed to vehicular traffic so that crews can repair a leaning streetlight. Lane closure signs will be in place throughout the process; residents Read More…

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Roadwork update: Mid-City, Hagan Lafitte projects near completion; work begins in City Park, Bayou St. John areas

The Mayor’s Office issued the following updates on current roadwork projects. Mid-City Group A During January, Hard Rock Construction Co. crews completed paving work on various blocks in the $6.3 million Mid-City Group A infrastructure improvement project. The completion of these areas accounted for 92 percent of the originally contracted paving work. Crews continue street Read More…

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City marks beginning of massive roadwork project in Bayou St. John and Fairgrounds neighborhoods

City officials and community community leaders broke ground Thursday on the $23 million Bayou St. John, Fairgrounds, 7th Ward Group B roadwork project. Mayor LaToya Cantrell called it her administration’s largest awarded Joint Infrastructure Recovery Response program in terms of cost. The FEMA-funded project encompasses at least 122 blocks stretching across three City Council districts. Read More…

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‘These streets are built to share’: Coalition works toward making transportation safer and easier for everyone

By Camille Barnett, Uptown Messenger The city and the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition, a group of organizations, businesses, civic leaders and community members, are on a mission to improve roadways and safe transportation options to enhance health, equity, sustainability, prosperity and quality of life in the city.   “It [NOCSC] really is focused on the Read More…

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New bike lanes planned for Bienville and Ursulines

A few Mid-City and Faubourg St. John streets are getting new bike lanes as part of the city’s Moving New Orleans Bikes project. The project, which operates in tandem with the street repair programs, is designed to accelerate the construction of 75-mile bicycle network. “Now we have a lot of shared lanes in these neighborhoods,” Read More…

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New Links reimagines the region’s public transit. Here’s what’s in the works for Mid-City.

For the past two years, a group of planners has been working to turn around public transportation in New Orleans and the rest of the region. It is now seeking feedback on its New Links report, a plan for our buses and streetcars, reimagined with the idea that the system needs to serve more people Read More…

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RTA, NORD and libraries outline their Phase 1 reopening plans

New Orleans is embarking on the first week of Phase 1 in reopening the city as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed nearly 500 lives in the city and more than 2,000 deaths statewide. If you use public transit, the city’s recreational facilities or the public library, here’s what you Read More…

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Mid-City streets and trails see a cycling boom

A ray of good news has appeared through the gloom of the coronavirus pandemic: More New Orleanians are getting on their bikes and enjoying local trails and greenspace. It’s a phenomenon many have noticed since the stay-at-home restrictions began, whether they’re among those getting out to exercise or among those observing the world from their Read More…