Active Transportation Measurement and Benchmarking Development: New Orleans Case

This project aims to improve the policy making and planning framework by creating a comprehensive set of active transportation indicators on current usage and safety trends in New Orleans. New Orleans is significantly expanding the scope of active transportation facilities, moving from under 5 miles of bicycle facilities before Katrina to over 40 miles planned for completion in 2010. This project will conduct user counts of the number of pedestrians and bicyclists both before and after facilities are enhanced at a diverse set of locations around New Orleans to examine the impact of this expansion. The project will leverage resources through partnerships with the Regional Planning Commission and Tulane University to help expand the scope and impact of the project.