The Lafitte Greenway is a bicycle and pedestrian path and linear park that opened in the heart of New Orleans in 2015.

This project transformed a 2.6 mile vacant strip of land—originally a 18th century canal and later a railroad—into an urban greenway. Today, the Lafitte Greenway is the vibrant backbone of New Orleans’ growing bike network used by over 375,000 people annually on foot and on bicycle to get to school, work, for transportation, and play. The Greenway connects six historic and culturally-rich neighborhoods, and creates a vibrant green corridor from the French Quarter to Mid-City and City Park. Managed by the City of New Orleans and Friends of Lafitte Greenway, the Lafitte Greenway connects people to nature, their destinations, and to each other. The Lafitte Greenway features sports fields, playgrounds, public art, innovative stormwater management features, and year-round arts, cultural, and health programs.

Project Details

Infrastructure Type Railway
Status Open / Ongoing
Opening November 6, 2015
Size 2.6 miles
Design Team Design Workshop

The City of New Orleans recreation department, New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission, in partnership with Friends of Lafitte Greenway

Project Leader Jason Neville

Steering Committee Member