66 minutes | Apr 9, 2021

A Big Jump for Bikes in the Big Easy w/ Dan Favre & Jennifer Ruley

Show Notes:The city of New Orleans was one of ten cities chosen to participate in the Big Jump Project by the PeopleForBikes Foundation's Local Innovations initiative in an attempt to help accelerate the buildout of a high comfort cycle network. Jennifer Ruley is the Mobility & Safety Lead Engineer for the City of New Orleans (Moving New Orleans) and Dan Favre is the Executive Director of Bike Easy. The story is truly fascinating in the sense that NOLA has such a strong culture of the community members taking over its streets and many are surprised at just how many people routinely ride even though there has been a severe shortage of safe facilities. Said another way, they already have strong ridership, not they need safer places, a network if you will, to ride.And of course, because it is the Big Easy, fun is a big part of the movement. Additional Helpful Links:Active Towns Landing Page for this episode - for fun photos and additional content.Moving NOLA Facebook PageMoving NOLA InstagramNOLA Complete Streets CoalitionToole Design blog post about the Big Jump Project in NOLAWalk Bike Places NOLA ConferenceShow Credits:Audio Production by Active TownsA not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping communities create a Culture of Activity.Creative Commons License: Attributions Non-Commercial No Derivatives 2021Please consider supporting the Active Towns Podcast by making a donation or becoming PatronTo sign up for our monthly newsletter, scroll down to the form at bottom of our home pageBe sure to check out our video podcasts on our YouTube ChannelYou can reach John Simmerman by email at john@activetowns.org Music: Various Logic Pro X mixes by John Simmerman★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
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