NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Families are encouraged to get out and walk or ride their bikes this weekend.
The City of New Orleans along with a host of other groups are promoting bicycle and pedestrian safety with "Walk & Roll New Orleans."
The event happens Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. It will start and end at Parkway Bakery & Tavern (538 Hagan St.)
"New Orleans continues to build better transportation infrastructure for its residents," Council member LaToya Cantrell said. "This bike ride and walk is a fun and simple way to encourage the community to actively learn and understand vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian safety."
Event organizers are planning a youth bike rodeo at 10 a.m. where children will learn bike-related transportation safety and can register their bikes with the NOPD. A three mile bike ride and two mile walk around Bayou St. John and Mid-City gets underway at 11 a.m. The day ends with a health fair, raffle and Saints game watch party.
"Bicycling and walking are healthy, safe, and equitable methods for residents and visitors to access jobs and recreation," Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. "Collectively, we must ensure that New Orleans' roadways are safe for all users whether they are biking, walking or driving."
Other community partners who helped sponsor the Walk & Roll Family Bike Ride & Walk include the NOPD, Bike Easy, New Orleans Health Educator Dr. Eric "Doc" Griggs, the Regional Planning Commission,
the New Orleans Regional Transportation Safety Coalition, Mid-City Neighborhood Organization, the Greater Mid-City Business Association, Friends of Lafitte Greenway, Louisiana Civil Justice Center, NOLA Women on Bikes, Girls on the Run, and Youth Run NOLA.