Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors present 'Roll with Me, Walk with Me' second line

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The Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors are concerned citizens and your neighbors who have participated in a 10-week training facilitated by Bike Easy, and they organized this demonstration event to highlight potential road safety improvements and engage even more community members in supporting more transportation options.

The Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors hosted the “Roll with Me, Walk with Me” advocacy second line parade Sept. 24 in Central City, starting at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. The free event raised awareness of the need to create safe street access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit rider of all ages and abilities. It was first New Orleans Active Transportation Advocacy Day, highlighting the importance of making the streets a safe place to walk, bike, and commute. This event was held in conjunction with the Perfect Gentlemen Social Aid & Pleasure Club.

The Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors are concerned citizens and your neighbors who have participated in a 10-week training facilitated by Bike Easy, and they organized this demonstration event to highlight potential road safety improvements and engage even more community members in supporting more transportation options.

The event, of which Foundation for Louisiana is a featured sponsor, included music by the Pin Stripe Brass Band.

“The leadership and engagement of the Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors is exactly what’s needed to continue building crucial public support for safe walking and biking in New Orleans,” said Dan Favre, Executive Director of Bike Easy. “The city is headed in the right direction with a lot of momentum, but we still have a ways to go to ensure active transportation is safe and helps create a more resilient and equitable New Orleans. The Ambassadors are helping to make that happen!”

Guests also heard from Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors David Meza and Andrea McNeil.

For more information contact Keith Holt, at keith@bikeeasy.org or (504) 861-4022, or you can read more here.