Since 2006, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) has worked with local organizations in New Orleans to advocate for trail development within the Lafitte Corridor, a former railroad and canal corridor that stretches through several neighborhoods in the heart of the city. This report combines a community assessment with empirical research, community input and RTC’s 25 years of trail-development experience to inform a set of recommendations and multiyear action plan for creating equitable access to the Lafitte corridor and encouraging use and community stewardship of the future greenway.

This project is part of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's Urban Pathways Initiative (UPI), a program that advocates for equitable investment in vulnerable communities to promote the health, transportation and environmental benefits of trail use. UPI provides community-based assistance to groups and municipal agencies which promote or develop pathways intersecting low-income communities.

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Published on 11/01/12

Author: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Collection: Trail Management

Type: Report

State: Louisiana

Tags: Urban, Plan, Outreach