NEW ORLEANS - The Council approved Ordinance 32,954 authorizing the City of New Orleans to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) with the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority West (SLFPA-W), on behalf of the Algiers Levee District to provide the design and construction of a bicycle path on the crown of the Mississippi River Levee in Algiers.
The bike path will be approximately 3.7 miles, continuing the existing Mississippi River Levee Trail from Todd Shipyards to the Chalmette/Lower Algiers Ferry Terminal. The three-year CEA will allow SLFPA-W to fund, design and oversee the project.
Once the project is complete, the trail will connect to the larger Mississippi River Trail, which currently extends to Gretna, where other projects are underway to connect with existing trails as far upriver as Hahnville. Along with the new on-street bikeways being constructed throughout Algiers as part of the Moving New Orleans Bikes initiative, the trail will add to the network of bikeways connecting all Algiers residents to new transportation and recreational opportunities.
"I would like to thank both the Administration and the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority West for their partnership to ensure construction of this long-awaited project. Expanding our network of bikeways will offer opportunities for recreation and more transportation options for Algiers residents to connect safely to their jobs, stores, parks, schools and other amenities. We were able to fund and build part one of the Algiers Levee Bike path during my first term in office. I am excited that this CEA clears the path to complete Phase II, extending the bike path to the Chalmette Ferry Terminal," said Councilmember Palmer
Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, District "C"