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Highs and lows for NOLA

Posted by: | Posted on: April 29, 2014

Here’s an article that caught our attention the other day. Having spent many a weekend bicycling in the city of New Orleans (N’awlins, or NOLA if you prefer) long before it was really safe to do so, I’ve been watching the city’s development of infrastructure with a keen eye. They’ve got some highlights to share, but also some real bummers going on:

New Orleans is a top 10 city for bike commuting, but also ranks in the top 5 for bicycle fatalities, according to a new report. The Alliance for Biking and Walking’s recently released Benchmark Report compiled data for 52 U.S. cities. The Crescent City jumped from 10th to 8th in the number of people who biked to work. According to a repackaging of the data by Vox.com, New Orleans ranked 5th in the number of bicycle fatalities over a two year period.

According to the report, 2.3 percent of cyclists in New Orleans commute to work.

Read the full article by visiting the NOLA Defender page.

Any NOLA commuters out there who might care to comment? Let’s hear it.





2 Comments to Highs and lows for NOLA

  1. Frank Reynolds says:

    Wearing helmets would greatly reduce helmets. New Orleans streets are dangerous enough for car drivers. I can’t imagine how many close calls bicyclists have.

  2. Raiyn says:

    @ Frank
    Perhaps on a store shelf, but the helmet manufacturers will just make more.

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