NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Your drive down a stretch of Canal Blvd. won't change anytime soon.
The Department of Public Works decided Thursday to scrap plans to overhaul the boulevard between Harrison Ave. and Robert E. Lee Blvd.
The city asked for input on plans to reconfigure the boulevard. The proposal included reducing the number of lanes for vehicles, adding a traffic laws enforcement camera and adding a bike lane.
A city spokesperson says the Department of Public Works received more than 400 responses. "Based on the feedback received, the DPW will not be restriping Canal Blvd. to allow a wider parking lane, nor installing a dedicated bike lane at this time," said Department of Public Works community outreach manager Cheryn Robles. "Plans to install a fixed traffic safety camera on Canal Blvd. to enforce the established speed limit and augment NOPD Traffic enforcement of speed limits, are currently on hold."
Some people who live on Canal Blvd. complain drivers are sideswiping their parked cars because parking space on the boulevard is limited.