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Bike Baton Rouge

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B.R. bike activists reaching out to businesses

Newly re-branded as Bike Baton Rouge, the nonprofit formerly known as Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets hopes to make 2013 a turning point for cycling in the capital city. Part of that effort, says board member Beaux Jones, is a program that recognizes and promotes bike-friendly businesses and business districts. "When people can walk and bike in between the stores, rather than get on the interstate and drive, it's good for business," he says. It's a way to thank businesses that encourage biking for their customers and workers in various ways, from putting out bike racks to providing showers for employees. "We want to encourage businesses and merchant associations to get together and say, 'As a group, we want to support cycling and alternative means of transportation,'" Jones says. Promising areas could be LSU's North Gates, the Perkins Road overpass area, Mid City and Capital Heights. The national bicycle commuting rate is a bit less than 1%; and Baton Rouge's rate is roughly half of that. The sprawling Capital Region isn't ideal for biking, and recent high-profile deaths of cyclists can discourage novices. Bike Baton Rouge hopes encouraging more people to ride, if only for short trips of two miles or less, creates a critical mass that leads to better infrastructure and better understanding between cyclists and motorists. You can find out more about Bike Baton Rouge here.


http://www.businessreport.com/section/daily-reportPM&date=20121227#axzz2GbjIBnWQ

 

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Baton Rouge getting bike friendly

 

 Signs posted throughout the city-parish alert drivers to cyclists on designated bike paths, such as this sign posted on May Street between City Park Lake and University Lake. The city-parish has been working to make Baton Rouge more bike-friendly with an educational campaign, and creating designated cycling lanes.

 

Bike lanes, paths and shared-use roads have almost tripled in East Baton Rouge Parish since 2009, say officials with the Mayor-President’s Office.

In 2009, there were only 23 miles of bike routes, and now there are 68 miles and several more miles in the works,

 

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http://theadvocate.com/csp/mediapool/sites/Advocate/assets/templates/FullStoryPrint.csp?cid=4751164

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This is great. I wish Ascension would get more on board but it's hard to make room sometimes for a second vehicle with roads built in the 1940's and never upgraded.

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True all2neat!

 

Here is my idea for a bike/walking trail along the Bayou Duplantier watershed...from University Lake..under Lee Drive to the Perkins Road X'treme Sports Park...with little trail-head connections from Southdowns , Pollard Estates & neighborhhoods to the south....

This could also tie-in to BREC's proposed trails along Ward'sCreek from Siegen MarketPlace to Mall of La...then eventually to Perkins Rowe & X'treme SportsPark

 

You could bike across LSU and eventually hit the levee bike path along the river....

 

Take advantage of BR's system of creeks & bayou's with the linnear park/greenways


 

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Love it.

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This Bayou Duplantier bike path would also create a safe, fun link between LSU and the Thursday Farmer's Market at Pennington! 

 

Love

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BREC is supposedly awash in cash. I'd like to see this bike/jogging trail sometime soon.

It would be great if they can add small green areas for smaller parks along the trail.

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Thanks Antrell...that route(shown above) would tie-in with the proposed 7.4 mile Medical Loop pedestrian/bike path...need to post a map of that.

 

That would be a good idea Cajun!  True Garrett_225...wish they would start on that trail first!

 

Oh yeah...Here is the Bike Baton Rouge website

 

http://www.bikebr.org/action/projects/

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A continuation of recently posted CAPP thread....

 

Cool Interactive Map....

 

http://www.brgov.com/bikebr/

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