Protected New Orleans bike lanes, racks, more: A look at possibilities for bike safety plan

In a push to improve bike safety in New Orleans, members of Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration are working on a citywide bicycle master plan, set for release this summer, to serve as a guide for adding dedicated bike lanes and other infrastructure to city streets.

The plan could include potential locations for investments as mundane as extra bike racks or as sweeping as bicycle boulevards — which use signs, pavement markings, and reduced speeds to give bicyclists priority on streets — in specific city areas, said Jennifer Ruley, senior project manager for the Department of Public Works.