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
WHEN: TUESDAY, April 2, 2013
WHERE: CIty Hall
1300 Perdido St.
New Orleans, LA 70112