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 300,000 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.
|Status||Open / Ongoing|
|Opening||November 6, 2015|
|Design Team||Design Workshop|
The City of New Orleans recreation department, NORD, in partnership with Friends of Lafitte Greenway
|Project Leader||Sophie Harris Vorhoff|
Steering Committee Member