St. Bernard Parish adopted its latest Bikeway and Pedestrian Plan on June 20, 2017.
This is St. Bernard's current plan and the Parish is working diligently to implement it.
Parish Plan Highlights
Identifies a 152-mile network of Regional Bikeways that link together communities within St. Bernard and St. Bernard Parish to its neighboring parishes.
The Regional Network includes the 14-mile Mississippi River Trail, the 26-mile 40 Arpent Trail, and 15 miles of other regional bikeways that will link people to the major regional trails.
The Local Network includes 97 miles of on-street bikeways that will help bicyclists reach local destinations such as employment sites, shopping areas, schools, transit routes, and parks.
Planned bikeways include signed bicycle routes, marked shared lanes, bicycle lanes, neighborhood greenways, shoulder routes, and multi-use trails. All are designed to make it safer for people to travel by bicycle.
The new plan incorporates the Parish’s 2016 Complete Streets Policy which identifies 47-miles of sidewalks to be installed or improved and 56 specific pedestrian crossing improvement projects.
As of February, 2024, the parish has completed approximately 96 miles of bikeways including trails (such as Phase I and II of the Mississippi River Trail), bicycle lanes (including St. Bernard Hwy by DOTD), marked shared lanes, bicycle routes and shoulder bikeways.
The Louisiana Chapter of the American Planning Association awarded St. Bernard Parish Government their Planning Excellence Award for Plan Implementation at their annual conference in New Orleans. Read on...
The Parish is currently constructing the first phase of the Forty Arpent Trail that will extend approximately 8 miles from Arabi (Heights Park located at 1914 Alexander Avenue) east to Guerra Drive in Violet. Read on...