Children wait for school buses along some of New Orleans’ busiest thoroughfares, The Lens, February 12, 2014. The Lens covers the traffic safety concerns for children crossing intersections to use school buses, as well as issues discussed at New Orleans City Council meeting in February 2014.
As family prepares to bury 6-year-old, accused hit-and-run driver called ‘very sweet person,’ Nola.com/The Times-Picayune, February 5, 2014. Reporter Ken Daley writes about the death of 6-year-old Shaud Wilson, a New Orleans student killed while crossing a street to get to his bus stop. The story includes information about street safety and an interview with the KidsWalk Coalition.
Cost of busing students in New Orleans rises as parents exercise school choice, The Lens, September 12, 2013. The Lens reporters explore the rising cost of school transportation, which has increased to $30 million during the 2013-2014 school year – a 67 percent increase since the school year before Hurricane Katrina in 2005 – despite fewer students and schools in New Orleans.
Getting friendlier streets in New Orleans: an editorial, Times-Picayune, January 6, 2012. The Times-Picayune editorial board commends the City Council for adopting Louisiana’s first municipal Complete Streets policy.
Cyclists and pedestrians to benefit from new Complete Streets program started by city, The Lens, December 28, 2011. Ariella Cohen takes a look at safety conditions for everyday bicyclist commuters, and how the City’s new Complete Streets policy will impact them. Features a photo essay by Andy Cook.
Making “Complete Streets” a policy makes complete sense, The Lens, November 2, 2011. The Lens publishes our op/ed on why New Orleans needs a Complete Streets policy, and how we’re close to getting one.
N.O. urged to fix sidewalks near schools, Times-Picayune, May 19, 2011. Annette Sisco covers Stepping to School and details the specific costs for improving walkability around city schools.
Pedal Pushers, Gambit, April 4, 2011. Alex Woodward reports on plans to make New Orleans a more bike-friendly city, and features KidsWalk Coalition members Metro Bicycle Coalition and the Regional Planning Commission.
Walkable Streets Trim the Fat, Times-Picayune, Feburary 21, 2011. This KidsWalk Coalition letter to the editor of the Times-Picayune suggests how to make physical activity an easier choice for Louisianans.