City Responds to Growing Bicycle Community with 485 Additional Racks

NEW ORLEANS — On Monday, Oct. 15, the City of New Orleans’ contractor, McCoy Group, LLC, will begin installing approximately 485 new bike racks throughout the city. Feedback from residents and business owners contributed to determining the locations of the new racks. Public safety is the City’s priority; residents and commuters are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near the installation sites.

In business districts, sidewalk drilling and bike rack installation may begin at 4:30 a.m. and last until 5 p.m. In residential areas, installation activities will start at 7:00 a.m. and last until 5 p.m. The installations will take approximately three months to complete.

Areas slated to receive new bike racks include:

  • Central Business District;
  • North Broad Street between Iberville Street and Ursulines Avenue;
  • St. Claude Avenue between Elysian Fields Avenue and Press Street;
  • North Rampart Street between Canal Street and Esplanade Avenue;
  • Harrison Avenue between Canal Boulevard and Orleans Avenue;
  • Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard between Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Jackson Avenue;
  • Newton Street between Teche Street and Behrman Avenue; and
  • Teche Street between Newton Street and Opelousas Avenue.

As bicycle ridership continues to grow, the City is actively developing infrastructure that will connect trips by bicycle. The City’s bicycle network currently includes more than 120 miles of bikeways.

Questions and/or concerns about the project may be directed to RoadWorkNOLA at 504.658.ROAD (7623) or roadwork.

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