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New Lafitte Greenway feature welcomes cyclists

New Lafitte Greenway feature welcomes cyclists

Racks were placed at seven different locations along the Greenway. (Source: Young Leadership Council photo) Racks were placed at seven different locations along the Greenway. (Source: Young Leadership Council photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Cyclists can take advantage of new bicycle racks along New Orleans' Lafitte Greenway.

The City of New Orleans, Friends of Lafitte Greenway and the Young Leadership Council partnered to install 28 racks. "Providing bike racks promotes healthy living and economic development along the Lafitte Greenway," said Sophie Harris, Executive Director of the Friends of Lafitte Greenway. "Over 600 people use the Greenway daily. These quality bike racks encourage folks to use their bikes to visit the local businesses, parks and playgrounds along the Greenway."

Racks were placed at seven different locations along the Greenway, including at the intersections of N. Carrollton Avenue, N. Pierce Street, N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, N. Broad Street, N. Galvez Street, N. Claiborne Avenue, and N. Villere Street. 

Fundraising continues with the goal of providing at least 30 more racks in the coming months.

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