Thursday, September 15, 2011
New Orleans' designation as a League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly City!
Mayor Landrieu announced today New Orleans' designation as a League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly City. New Orleans received Bronze status after 4 years as an Honorable Mention. Jamie Wine, Executive Director of Bike Easy - the New Orleans bicycle advocacy organization, thanked local volunteers, supporters and donors for their hard work and commitment to getting New Orleans recognized. "Without them," said Wine, "we could never had made it this far." Wine continued by encouraging Bike Easy supporters to continue to hold "elected officials, administrators and each other" accountable to reach the next level in the League of American Bicyclists' multifaceted Bicycle Friendly America program. BRASS salutes Bike Easy and the efforts they have made to successfully join Baton Rouge as a LAB Bicycle Friendly Community! Congratulations!