Bike Lanes in New Orleans

University of Tulane, Prevention Research Center

Bike route street sign

Bike Lane Infrastructure Improves Ridership in New Orleans

Tulane University Prevention Research CenterExternal

Tulane University PRC researchers assessed the promising built environment strategy of creating bicycle lanes to increase physical activity in New Orleans. The city installed its very first on-street bicycle lanes in the spring of 2008, and gave the researchers the unique opportunity to observe and evaluate the before and after effects of this new infrastructure on bicycle ridership.

Read journal article abstracts of the first studyExternal and the follow-up studyExternal (through PubMed).

Bike lanes can have a positive impact in creating a healthy neighborhood.