New Orleans, La. – Officials cut a red ribbon across the St. Anthony Avenue walking path, which now extends from Humanity Street along Interstate 610 with Agriculture Street. Director of Public Works Robert Mendoza said it's important that all sorts of transportation modes be part of the city.
The meandering ribbon of concrete eight feet wide links up with a bike and walking path at Gentilly Boulevard. Resident Shirley Gonzales said the path is practically at her front door, and it's a welcome addition.
Her neighbor, Carmen Morial, said she expects the path to make herself - and the neighborhood - stronger.
Mendoza said that by this time next year, the city expects to double the amount of roads that accommodate bicycles to about 44 miles.