Biking on the Rise in New Orleans

Bicycle use has increased in many parts of New Orleans, thanks to new bike lanes.

This post from Metropolis looks at the city's growing reputation as a bike-friendly place, and how far it's come.

"Despite its paltry representation just a few years ago, cycling is now flourishing in certain sections of New Orleans. These days, if I were in need of a bicycle commuter to talk to, I would only have to step outside my door. The bike boom is especially pronounced in the Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods, where cyclists, more than a few of them atop bikes of the head-scratching double-decker variety, can be found swarming all hours of day and night. According to one rough estimate, close to 10 percent of residents of these downriver districts get around by bike. That's around the same bicycle mode share said to exist in downtown Madison."

Full Story: Big Easy Bike Boom


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