Did you know that New Orleans ranks #7 for the percentage of people who bike to work, amongst cities with over 250,000 residents?
And yet we could certainly do better by our bike riders, our transit riders, and our pedestrians. As I've argued elsewhere, bikeped safety is an issue of social justice and aligned with Xavier's mission.
I would like to invite the Xavier community to help with a special effort to "Connect the Crescent." I've been designated as the XULA Green faculty and staff volunteer coordinator for this effort.
In September, Xavier volunteers will work to improve connections from Uptown to the Central Business District (CBD), the Lafitte Greenway to the French Quarter, and the Algiers Ferry terminal to the French Quarter or CBD.
Family-oriented biking and walking events will also be held with numerous opportunities for sharing feedback about the network from September through December.
Volunteers are crucial to making Connect the Crescent a success and there are many ways to get involved!
For more information, and to sign up for a volunteer slot, visit ConnectTheCrescent.com