Baronne St. Bikeway
The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works, in consultation with the Downtown Development District and BikeEasy, is considering installing a dedicated bike lane on Baronne St. from Canal to Calliope street in the Central Business District (CBD). Baronne St. was recently re-paved as part of the State of Louisiana’s Paths to Progress program.
A stakeholder meeting to discuss the possible configuration of Baronne St. was held with stakeholders on June 18, 2014. At that meeting the DPW was asked to consider an alternate configuration of the roadway which included removing the right side parking lane from Canal St. to Calliope St. This option was considered and eliminated from consideration.
On Sept. 17, 2014 the DPW held a public meeting at the Contemporary Arts Center to allow citizens interested in this topic to provide additional feedback on the proposal to:
Eliminate one travel lane from Canal to Calliope streets and replace it with a dedicated bike lane.
Eliminate one parking lane from mid-block Julia to Calliope streets and replace it with a second travel lane to make two travel lanes, one parking lane, and a dedicated bike lane on this section of Baronne St.
The conceptual image below depicts the proposed configuration of Baronne St. from Canal to Calliope streets.
The project fact sheet is available here.
View a copy of the Sept. 17, 2014 public meeting presentation here.
The City hired GCR, Inc. to consider the impacts of this proposal. A copy of GCR’s findings and recommendations is available for download here.
The DPW has responded to the comments received at the Sept. 17, 2014 public meeting. View the responses to comments here.
The responses to each of the written comments received through Friday, Sept. 19 in regard to the proposed changes on Baronne St. will be published on this site shortly.
Questions about this project may be directed to Cheryn Robles at email@example.com or 504-658-8046.