New Orleans’ public bicycle system – locally known as Blue Bikes – are going electric in January. The current pedal bicycles will be replaced with electric bicycles that can go up to 20 mph – but riders who use the system will need to prepare to pay more. Currently, the pedal bikes cost around 10 […]
Dying of Indifference: How Officials, Media, and Police Trivialize the Epidemic of Reckless Driving in New OrleansDecember 4, 2019
In the dark, early hours one summer in 2016, two people killed a man. We don’t know his name, because the journalists who reported his death never bothered to report his name. The two killers did not act in concert, and they didn’t know each other. In fact, they probably had never met. And […]
According to the Facebook group Bike Uneasy, at 6 a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019, Robert “Hog” Blair was riding his bike down St. Charles Avenue – like so many of us have done – when he was struck and killed by a motor vehicle. Hog was the fifth person killed on the streets of […]
Bike Uneasy is a local watchdog group that documents the dangers towards bicycle riders in New Orleans, from parked cars impeding their traffic to dangerous road conditions to other related infractions that could potentially cost lives.
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