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NOLA Bike to Work Day, Trash Mob (PHOTOS)


Between a Trash Mob cleanup in Mid-City and the second NOLA Bike to Work Day, Photographer Daniel Paschall has been putting in some heavy pedal over the past few days. Click through to view photos of the events, and learn more about each event.

 

NOLA Trash Mob

NOLA Trash Mob is a newly formed community organization that calls for volunteers to join about once a week to pick up trash at a predetermined site and time. With strength in numbers the mob can not only make a big dent in a particularly trashed area of the community, but it can generate a connection between the residents and the public spaces they live in while advocating for stewardship, responsibility, and awareness of one's environment. This particular trash mob cleaned up at Jeff Davis Pkwy and D'Hemecourt St on Sunday, which is a highly trafficked area by pedestrians, cyclists, and cars. For more information on upcoming NOLA Trash Mob events, see their Facebook page.
 


 

NOLA Bike To Work Day

The bike advocacy organization, Bike Easy put on its second annual Bike to Work Day on Tuesday. More than 700 participants hit the road on their bikes all in the name of fun, free coffee and donuts, and better awareness of the benefits of biking in New Orleans. Many of the participants rode in convoys from all over the city to meet up in front of City Hall at Duncan Plaza, where they were greeted with food and beverages, bike maps, and information about biking in New Orleans. The pictured convoy rode from Orleans Ave and Jeff Davis Pkwy to Duncan Plaza. Jamie Wine, the Executive Director of Bike Easy, and local Council Members were on hand to talk with TV crews about making it safer and easier to bike in the city. Additionally, the convoy commuting in on the ferries sported "Save the Ferries" signage in light of the recent announcement that the ferries will lose their funding in June of this year.




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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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