|Connect the Nine is a group of Lower 9th Ward neighbors and local organizations in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana, who have been working for over a year to identify problems, develop solutions, and advocate for implementation of the serious, life-threatening conditions on the St. Claude Avenue Bridge for bicyclists and pedestrians.We are planning a Connect the Nine Community Bike Ride and Festival on Saturday, March 9th, from 10:30-3pm!The ride will raise awareness about conditions on the bridge, offer free bicycle safety education, and advocate for equitable and safe transportation options for bikers and walkers!|
March 9th Bike Ride & Festival
We will begin our ride at 10:30 a.m. at the Green Project, (2831 Marais) with PJ’s coffee and fresh pastries from Cake Cafe, ride across the St. Claude Avenue Bridge to the Lower 9th Ward, stop at Bonart Playground (Forstall and Marais) to meet up with members of the media; the Make It Right houses; and Bayou Bienvenue (Florida at Caffin) before ending at the Lower 9th Ward Village (1001 Charbonnet) for a community festival!
The community festival will offer:
- “Bicycle Basics” community education workshop
- Basic bicycle repair station
- Connect the 9 petition signing
- Healthy food and beverages
- Community tabling opportunities
- Bicycle light giveaway
- Personal stories photo/video booth
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