Transit Issues Take the Forefront in New Voters’ Guide

January 16, 2014


Citywide elections are coming up on February 1st! Ride believes that biking, walking, and public transit should be among the top issues on every candidate’s agenda.

That’s why we partnered with eight great community organizations to launch the Transportation for Livable Communities Coalition. Together, our coalition set the goal of helping you – the voters – to be informed of where the candidates stand on the transportation issues that make New Orleans a great place to live.

We asked all of the candidates for Mayor and City Council to respond to six questions that cut to the heart of how we get around our city without a car – topics included:

  • public transit and the RTA’s financial outlook;
  • infrastructure and programs for pedestrian and bicycle safety;
  • neighborhood parks and green spaces;
  • implementing the city’s Complete Streets ordinance; and
  • transportation needs for all New Orleans residents, especially seniors, people with disabilities and low-income families.

We’re excited to unveil the candidate’s responses on the Transportation for Livable Communities website.

On our site, you will learn where incumbent and aspiring politicians running for mayor and city council stand on the issues that impact biking, walking and riding transit riding in New Orleans.

Check out the guide, and become an informed transit voter!

Thanks to our partners Bike Easy, Friends of Lafitte Corridor, the Sierra Club, Kids Walk Coalition, the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development, VAYLA New Orleans, Urban Conservancy, and the UNO Transportation Institute for helping us to provide this valuable resource to voters.

Don’t forget to vote in the primary on February 1st!

To learn where or how to vote, visit geauxvote.org