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Complete Streets

Algiers Peace Rides

Through a Complete Streets Activation Mini Grant received from the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition, Positive Impact, in coordination with UpLIFT NOLA, will be coordinating Algiers Peace Rides throughout the Algiers community.

Click the links below to read the stories by some of our Algiers residents.  To stay up to date on these neighborhood rides follow Positive Impact and join the Algiers Street Riders Facebook group.

Pass the word and let’s get out there and ride.

 

PART 1: General Ride Instructions:

During the Algiers Peace Rides, we will be utilizing the mindfulness principle of riding in the moment. The goal is to experience each of the protected bike lanes designed by the New Orleans Complete Streets by noticing your surroundings, being aware of the present moment and putting aside thoughts of the past or future. While you may be riding with a partner or in a group, we ask that you focus your attention on the following prompts that will help you complete (PART III: Participant Ride Verification/Survey) for your chosen ride:

 

Notice safety issues:

  1. Notice potential dangers that need to be addressed;
  2. Road hazards, pedestrian and/or driver violations;
  3. Other safety concerns.

Notice social opportunities and challenges: While you’re observing practices that can promote safety and save lives, we also ask you to enjoy your ride.

  1. Notice landmarks that you normally pass right up;
  2. What businesses are on your route? How many and what services are available?
  3. What recreational activities exist that you can schedule to participate in?
  4. Are people gathering on porches, street corners, neutral grounds etc.? What appears to be the nature of these gatherings?
  5. Note any blighted property or new construction on the corridor.

Notice the Mindful ABC’s: Take a portion of your ride to simply notice your mindful ABC’s:

  1. Mindful Action – Being aware of what you are doing as you do it. (Notice each rotation of the pedal, squeezing of the hand brake or ringing of the bell.)
  2. Mindful Breathing – Being aware of how you are breathing as you breathe. (Notice the connection of your breath to each rotation of the pedal.) Being aware of your feelings as you feel them.
  3. Mindful Centering – Being aware of your thoughts as you think them. (Notice the clicking sound of each rotation of the pedal or the sound of the bell when you ring it or other sounds in the area. Notice thoughts as they come and go, but as much as possible, redirect your attention back to the reflection prompts if you find your mind wandering.)

PART II: Corridor Rides

Lawrence Street
(Hendee Street to Odeon Street) plus walking and bike path in Behrman Park

Project Overview

Rides will take place between October 4-10, 2020. 

Lawrence Street is approximately one mile long and is a low volume roadway that crosses Behrman Park in Algiers. The land uses along the majority of Lawrence Street are residential, and Behrman Park and a school located in the middle of the project corridor.

Garden Oaks
(General DeGaulle to Old Behrman Highway)

Project Overview

Rides will take place between October 11-17, 2020.

Garden Oaks Drive is approximately 0.5 miles long and is one of several key north-south major streets in Algiers. The land uses along the majority of Garden Oaks Drive are residential, but major commercial destinations are located along General De Gaulle Drive. Garden Oaks Drive is also a route for the No. 114 and No. 115 busses.

Newton Street
(Mississippi River Trail to Behrman Avenue)

Project Overview

Rides will take place between October 18-24, 2020.

 

Wall Boulevard
(General DeGaulle to Holiday)

Project Overview

Rides will take place between October 25-31, 2020. 

Wall Blvd. is approximately 1.2 miles long and is one of several key east-west major streets in Algiers. The land uses along the majority of Wall Blvd are residential, but major commercial destinations are located along General De Gaulle Drive.

Westbend Parkway (General De Gaulle and Wall Blvd.)

Project Overview

Rides will take place between November 1-7, 2020. 

Westend Parkway is approximately 0.65 miles long and is one of several key north-south major streets in Algiers. The land uses along the majority of Westbend Parkway are residential, but major commercial destinations are located along General De Gaulle Drive. Westbend Parkway is also a route for the No. 114 and No. 115 buses.

Holiday Drive
(General Meyer to Behrman)

Project Overview

Rides will take place between November 8-14, 2020. 

Holiday Drive is approximately 1.25 miles long and is one of several key north-south major streets in Algiers. The land uses along the majority of Holiday Drive are residential, but major commercial destinations are located between Behrman Place and MacArthur Blvd.

PART III: Participant Ride Verification

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