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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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City of New Orleans, Entergy and Bike Easy join to host second annual NOLA Bike to Work Day

April 02, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Today, City of New Orleans Health Commissioner Dr. Karen DeSalvo will join Entergy and Bike Easy to announce the second NOLA Bike to Work Day. NOLA Bike to Work Day will take place on Tuesday, April 9 and will raise awareness about the benefits of biking and regional developments that are making biking easier and safer for all. 

Before Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans had approximately 11 miles of bicycle paths. Thanks to a grant from Entergy Corporation and a partnership between the City of New Orleans and the Louisiana Public Health Institute, the city now boasts over 50 miles with more planned or under construction. 

For its efforts, the City of New Orleans has been designated a Bronze Level Bike Friendly City by the League of American Bicyclists — joining other cities such as Portland, Boulder and Austin who are designated bike-friendly cities. In 2012, the Alliance for Bicycling and Walking Benchmarking Report ranked New Orleans tenth nationwide for the highest number of workers commuting by bike. 

WHAT:     NOLA Bike to Work Day Kick-Off

WHO:       City Health Comissioner, Dr. Karen DeSalvo
                  Entergy
                  Bike Easy 

WHEN:    TUESDAY, April 2, 2013
                  11:00 AM 

WHERE:    CIty Hall
                    Front Steps
                   1300 Perdido St.
                    New Orleans, LA 70112

 
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Last updated: 4/2/2013 2:49:35 PM

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