Posted October 6, 2017 at 12:25 PM by Amanda Frentz
New Orleans City Park is proud to announce the opening of the highly anticipated Marconi Path on the west side of the Park. The new bike path will complete the fourth side of the Park's bike path project: Robert E Lee, Wisner, Harrison, and now, Marconi.
The Marconi Path is a 10 feet wide concrete pathway stretching over one mile, connecting the existing asphalt along Robert E. Lee to the existing route along Harrison Avenue. The path is located on the east side of Marconi, passing along the lagoon edge between beautiful oak and cypress trees. There will also be a marked bike crossing point added at Filmore.
The project is a Transportation Enhancement Project, funded in part by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the Federal Highway Administration. The path was designed by Burk Kleinpeter, Inc and the contract, competitively bid, was awarded to Command Construction Industries. The cost of the project is $698,888.00. Construction began on January 10, 2017.
What they are saying: "For some time Park users have enjoyed designated bike and walking paths off Wisner and Robert E. Lee and on Harrison," said Park CEO Robert Becker. "The Marconi Bike Path fills in the missing link and will provide a safe and scenic path between Robert E. Lee and Harrison."
Biking in New Orleans City Park is easy, even if you don't have your own bike. Bike (and boat) rentals are available at the Boat House on Big Lake. For more information about renting bikes or bike paths in the Park, visit: NewOrleansCityPark.com/in-the-park/boating-biking or call Wheel Fun Rentals at 300-1289.