November Newsletter

Hi Bike Folks!

We wanted to thank you for a great October and let you know about everything we’re getting up to in November.

Events

Saturday 11/16/19 - Front Yard Bikes BBQ Battle - Come out to eat, drink, dance and raise money for a great organization!

Sunday 11/17/19 - Cranksgiving! - It’s our 5th Annual Cranksgiving food drive/scavenger hunt benefiting the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

Friday 11/22/19 - White Light Night - We’ll be rocking our info booth at Tim’s Garage on the corner of Government St. and Mouton.

Friday 12/6/19 - Ugly Holiday Sweater Ride - Light up your bikes, don your ugliest holiday sweater and ride with us downtown for the tree lighting ceremony.

Public Meetings

There are a lot of moving pieces to the effort to create better bike and pedestrian infrastructure in Baton Rouge. We do our best to keep everyone informed, but we need your help when it comes time to let public officials know what is important to us.

Tuesday 11/5/19 - Imagine Plank Road - Master Plan presentation. See what the future of Plank Road could look like.

  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM CST

  • The Valdry Center for Philanthropy at Southern University 598 Harding Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807

Tuesday 11/19/19 - Old South Baton Rouge - Councilwoman Wicker’s Infrastructure Town Hall - Lots of projects happening in OSBR - Terrace Street, Nicholson, MoveBR, I-10, etc. More details to follow.

  • 6:30 PM CST

  • Water Campus

Wednesday 11/20/2019 - Interstate 10 widening project public meeting

  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Baton Rouge Marriott - 5500 Hilton Avenue

Other Stuff

  • We were honored to be able to participate in the Ward Creek Bridge ribbon cutting ceremony. The Ward Creek trail now stretches from Bluebonnet to Siegen Lane Marketplace, with additional segments coming in the near future. We hosted a ride from City Park to the new Ochsner’s facility. The only stressful part was crossing Perkins Road at Perkins Road Park. Please take a minute and email DOTD to let them know there needs to be a safe crossing here.

  • The Pedestrian-Bike Master Plan process is winding down, with a finished plan soon to be unveiled. With your input and support, Bike BR has been involved the whole time and we feel you’ll see this reflected in the final document. Stay tuned…

  • We’re attempting a new partnership with LSU - with both the student senate and the Facilities division - to improve bike/ped safety in the Nicholson/Burbank corridor, in light of recent tragedies there. We’ll keep you informed as new developments occur.

  • Bicycles May Use Full Lane postcard petition- We are attempting to get the city/parish to replace the current (and confusing) Share the Road signs with Bicycles May Use Full Lane signage, which is clearer for bike riders AND drivers. We’ve sent over 75 post cards from members and friends to the Traffic Engineering division of the city/parish.

  • Light the Night Program - With your membership dues and other private donations, we’ve given out over 500 sets of bike lights to different human service non-profits and law enforcement, with the goal of getting everyone seen and safe while biking at night. Thanks to all who helped make that happen!!

That’s about all for now. Thanks to all who continue to stay involved and to everyone who helps make Baton Rouge a better place to ride.

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