Laffite Greenway Bicycle and Pedestrian Path
The Lafitte Greenway Bicycle and Pedestrian Path is a 2.6-mile multi-use trail and linear park connecting the French Quarter to Bayou St. John and Mid-City. Funded by Disaster Community Development Block Grants and Louisiana Recreational Trails grants, the $9.1 million Lafitte Greenway project was designed with extensive input from neighborhood and civic groups.
The Lafitte Greenway ribbon cutting ceremony took place in fall 2015, view the news release here. Heavy rains in the spring and summer of 2015, prevented turf on the recreation fields and greenspace adjacent to the Lafitte Greenway from establishing. Bicyclists and pedestrians are reminded to avoid using the fields so that grass and meadow plantings can properly take root. The City expects these areas to flourish in the spring 2016. The City is monitoring its construction contractor, as it maintains the fields and landscaping, during this period. The City requests that the public stay on the multi-use trail and avoid walking on the grassy areas during this period. Until the City fully opens the Lafitte Greenway’s recreation fields and green space, no official activities or events will be permitted.
The Lafitte Corridor Revitalization Plan was developed by the City Planning Commission in conjunction with the Department of Public Works. Download Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of the Master plan here. More than two dozen community and stakeholder meetings were held to develop the Lafitte Corridor Revitalization Plan. The first element of the Plan to go into construction is the Lafitte Greenway Bicycle/Pedestrian Path. The off-street trail will allow travel from N. Alexander and St. Louis streets in Mid-City to St. Louis and Basin streets, one block from the French Quarter.
Scope of Work
The scope of this project includes:
Construction of an accessible, 2.6 mile continuous 12-foot wide asphalt multi-use path
Clearing, grading and replanting of the project site, including planting new ball fields, meadows and landscaping
New sidewalks crossing the park
Lighting, signal-enhanced street crossings, improved drainage, and improved transit stops
Construction began in March 2014 and will last through early summer 2015.
View a copy of the Lafitte Greenway project fact sheet here.
A pre-construction community meeting was held at the Sojourner Truth Community Center on March 19, 2014 to discuss anticipated construction impacts. View a copy of the community meeting presentation here.
The Department of Public Works is monitoring the turf on the Lafitte Greenway. Questions about this project may be directed to Cheryn Robles at firstname.lastname@example.org.