Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

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Livable Communities 

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
1. When thinking about how transportation affects the quality of life in your community, which of the following are most desirable to you? Choose up to three (3) options.
High-quality public transportation options (buses, streetcars, ferries, etc.)
Being able to walk from place to place
Being able to bike from place to place
Being able to easily access things by car (little traffic congestion, ample parking, etc.)
Having necessities such as jobs, schools, and healthcare easily accessible from my home
Having amenities such as parks, shopping, and restaurants easily accessible from home
Ensuring all people in the community can access jobs, education, and other economic opportunities
Vote to view results
You're kidding, right? All of these are important.
Reply Flag 9 Agree7 months ago
We need to get off streetcars and develop a real modern light rail system. Or a monorail.
We need to make sure we don't create more traffic problems for drivers.
And we need to reform the zoning code in New Orleans so we can have jobs and shopping and restaurants in our communities. We have a zoning code that prevents that.
Reply Flag 5 Agree6 months ago
Absolutely not. The streetcars are iconic. Why not improve on the idea and embrace the cultural significance.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
what's the difference between streetcars and light rail in your eyes?
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
speed, efficiency, technology
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
Saturday, Sunday, and night service on both buses and streetcars needs to be improved if they are to be workable options for people to use in their leisure time.
Reply Flag 3 Agree6 months ago
Transferring from canal streetcar to Jet bus at cemeteries is extremely dangerous. This has been ignored by the city and by RTA far too long. Shamefully bending to the noise from lakeview residents who do not want "rifraf" anywhere their area must end. People who must rely on public transit are working people, people who for many reasons need reliable, affordable transportation.
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
We have GOT to tie public transportation together as a region. People flying into and out of MSY should have an easy, fast public transportation option like rail into New Orleans.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
used to have bus/streetcar schedules that were more frequent and into early morning hours eg 2am, 3am. all gone so have to drive car more frequently and no place to park. too many hotel reserved places.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
I wouldn't be oppose to bus transportation in my community if the streets were built to accommodate these over-sized vehicles. But these subdivisions were built with the intent of private transportation for single family homes. The City buses are designed to accommodate large groups of people in more dense communities.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
I used to wish that some rich country would give us billions to provide free public transit. It would mean kids could get to and from school on time, people could get to work with the least amount of time lost. Why can't we have GREAT public transit? I know, no body is going to give it to us.
Reply Flag 1 Agree7 months ago
Better walking comes with private development. It is what it is and unless you guys want to catalyze my neighborhood with fundamental infrastructure.
Reply Flag 1 Agree7 months ago
I would love to see more landscaping along the interstate.
Reply Flag 1 Agree7 months ago
These are not in the same category, of course, jobs are important. Equally important is the transportation to get there.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Getting public transportation to connect Jefferson Parish to ferries into New Orleans in a more reliable, safe way.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
1)Seguridad en las calles.
2)crear viviendas cercanas a los centros de trabajo y asi los carretetas se verian despejadas,hay personas que para viajar a sus trabajos se toman hasta hora o mas tanto en ir al trabajo o regresar a casa y ese es un costo en todo,perdida de tiempo,depreciacion de autos,consumo de combistibles etc.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Can't do any of these things because of the crime!!!!
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Tourists love the streetcars, but we need great public transport for the city residents.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Challenge the community to get out of their cars and into public transportation, biking, and walking.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
I live two miles from former job. (Jackson/Magazine to Univ Hospital) I wanted to be car-free, but couldn't find a way that took less than an hour and 15 minutes. Ridiculous.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Biking would be great if my locked bike in secured and monitored locations didn't keep getting stolen. Fix that problem too!
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Lay off the bike lane ideas unless they are going to properly implemented; simply marking asphalt is not proper implementation.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Paved streets would be nice.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Disappointed that the city spent so much money on a streetcar extension for tourists when public trans for locals is so lacking. Ferry needs to run more often and later, and I wish there were an airport bus that ran from Marigny/Bywater and not just from the CBD.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
We need to invest and build better public transportation in metro New Orleans.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Having a walkable neighborhood to me means that ammentities are locally accessible (so I didn't select that but felt it was included)
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
This is very much a waste of time as the respondents will not be representative of the city's demographic.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
I want really good public transportation for those who do not have cars but I also want to have somewhere to shop in my own neighborhood. Being able to stay in shape and bike around town SAFELY is important to me (it saves building parking garages and keeps people healthier). Jobs within ones neighborhood is not common in the world today but having schools , dry cleaners, coffee shops, grocery stores and restaurants in ones neighborhood is the bare minimum one should expect.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
If we were able to rank all the options provided, that would've allowed me to include the importance of more than 3 options. All the options provided are important to me.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
I actually wanted to choose all of the above. I don't think it is fair to make me choose one over the other.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
walking and public transportation are the most important things to me
Reply Flag Agree7 months ago

Environmental Priorities

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
2. What do you consider to be the most important environmental issues in our region? Choose up to three (3) options.
Having clean air
Clean water in rivers, lakes, bayous, etc.
Climate change
Protecting homes and businesses from flooding
Protecting wildlife
Protecting open spaces (wetlands, forests, etc.)
Vote to view results
all of these things are critical to the survival of the planet
Reply Flag 7 Agree7 months ago
As usual all are important. I think it would be better to pick in order of importance.
Reply Flag 4 Agree6 months ago
All of these things are important- not sure how helpful it is to force a selection.
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
Climate change is a very broad subject matter that includes all other choices you have mentioned.
Reply Flag 1 Agree7 months ago
Clean water has always been our greatest asset. We need it for the economy, health, protecting the city, etc.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
We live in frighin' Cancer Alley and you really need to ask this question???
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Make the petrol corps foot the bill for their nasty business.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
We need to do more to prepare for sea level rise and fight the erosion of our natural storm defenses.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Water management (aka keeping water in the soils rather than shuttling it out) should be an option.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
All are important but some take priority over others.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Recycled household products.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Unless someone knows of another livable planet, we'd better start paying attention to recycling everything, provided emission-reduced transit, making Cancer Alley pay emission taxes to the La. citizens who think having a job is more important than good health.
Reply Flag Agree7 months ago

Bike & Ped Activity

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
3. Which of the following would make you want to bike more often to get places, or would make your regular biking experiences better? Choose up to three (3) options.
Having more places to go within biking distance of my house
More dedicated bike lanes on streets
More bike trails that are completely separate from streets
Having safe places to store or lock a bike
Better information about safe bicycling routes
Being able to cross streets more safely
More drivers obeying laws related to people on bikes
I cannot or do not want to bike more often
Vote to view results
Bike riders, as well as other vehicle drivers need to obey the law. There are bikers riding against traffic and on sidewalks.
Reply Flag 5 Agree7 months ago
The biggest issue is that drivers in this city do not obey traffic laws in the first place and this compounds the issue that car/truck/bus drivers do not understand how to co-exist with bicyclists through no fault of their own-they need to be taught!
Reply Flag 4 Agree6 months ago
Having bicyclists obey traffic laws.
Reply Flag 4 Agree7 months ago
There should never be shared bike lanes. I always get nervous when I am going to make a right turn. Also, I am 100% against loosing a car lane on Wide Avenues or streets that has heavy car traffic. (ex: St. Bernard Ave, N. Galvez, Esplanade Ave., Lakeshore Dr.)
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
After the third bike being stolen, I've given up on biking. As a driver, there needs to be a push for cyclists to have lights, glow in the dark, stay in their lanes, use signals, and generally take more responsibility for being an active part in cycling safety! I don't want to hit someone because I couldn't see them!
Reply Flag 1 Agree5 months ago
New Orleans needs a big public awareness campaign to educate drivers and cyclists on following traffic rules and coexisting on the road. This is a huge problem here!
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
Bike riders get a lot of flack for breaking traffic laws (which many do), but New Orleans drivers and pedestrians are largely ignorant of or indifferent to many of the basic rules of the road.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
Having vehicle drives not honk at me.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
The city of New Orleans has shoehorned bike lanes into the city and as a result we have a lot of streets that have suffered lane amputations. Projects like the greenway give bikes a route without reducing street capacity for cars
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
Safe streets w/ policing also important.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
The bike lanes competing with traffic is dangerous for the biker and vehicular driver. The current set up is not fair to drivers, as in the event of an incident the driver would always be at fault or carry the appearance of being in the wrong. Are there ways to repurpose side walks or create bike overpass lanes that don't interfere with traffic? Are their ways to optimize neutral ground areas for bikers? A smart and safe solution could be to keep the lanes separate. Current set up "appears" to try to recondition a vehicle heavy region as opposed to introducing a biker path that doesn't compete with vehicles while promoting safety.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
Just streets without potholes would get me to bike more. I like to bike but are streets are too damaged.
Reply Flag 1 Agree7 months ago
In terms of terrain, this is a perfect biking city. The biggest threat to safe biking is the condition of the streets! A biker has to keep eyes down to avoid potholes!! We've made progress - major streets are being resurfaced, now the side streets....
Reply Flag 1 Agree7 months ago
Training for both drivers and riders. Police need to know that bikes are legal on the streets. I've had a policeman tell me I have to use the sidewalk which is illegal for adults.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Drivers are awful here.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Bikers need to obey laws and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. We need to spend funding on pedestrian access since it accommodates so many more people.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Also a problem with the new bike lanes is that jiggers and people in wheelchairs are now using them!!! (Don't get me wrong, our city is horrible to navigate for anyone who doesn't have good mobility!) This is very dangerous.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Bike riders must follow the rules of the road.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
I encounter too many bikers that are disobeying traffic laws which I am fairly sure they do not realize apply to them - in particular driving the wrong way down a 1 way street and running stop signs. Better biker education needs to be provided along with the increased use of bicycles.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
I have not heard yet of any initiative to educate BICYCLISTS on safety. Riding wrong way on ANY street and definitely along a dedicated bike lane is just one of many bicyclist violations I see every single day. Many accidents involving autos & bikes are the bicyclist's fault yet the auto driver usually gets the blame. Frustrating. Please add intensive bicyclist education & training & perhaps some sort of required licensing to ensure all bicyclists are aware of official bicycling laws, rules & safety tips.
PLEASE ?
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
http://humantransport.org/ncbikeed/?page_id=75
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Bicyclist need to obey traffic laws too!
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Laws for bicyclyes enforced. Make having a helmet and lights on bikes manadatory.
Reply Flag Agree7 months ago
dedicated bike lanes are ok but very tough to add to our narrow streets
Reply Flag Agree7 months ago
New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
4. Which of the following would make you want to walk more often to get places, or would make your regular walking experience better? Choose up to three (3) options.
Having more places to go within walking distance of my house
Having more sidewalks
Sidewalks in better conditions / more sidewalks designed for people with disabilities
Being able to cross streets more safely
More drivers obeying laws related to people walking
I cannot or do not want to walk more often
Vote to view results
Tree protection! We need more trees so it's not so darn hot to walk around.
Reply Flag 4 Agree6 months ago
I would also like better lighting along walking paths.
Reply Flag 4 Agree7 months ago
Once again, the city of New Orleans zoning code is the culprit for stripping out neighborhood businesses from much of the city East of the industrial canal. Expanding something like the Marigny-Bywater overlay to everything south of 610 would go a long way to restoring neighborhood businesses
Reply Flag 3 Agree6 months ago
I feel crime is the only deterrent to walking in this city
Reply Flag 3 Agree6 months ago
More TREEE for shade
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
The zoning rules prevent a lot of historic business locations from becoming businesses again.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
In a city of hot sun, hard rain, and frequent crazy weather, covered sidewalks and in particular contiguous covered walkways that can get you from one end of a busy area to another would be particularly helpful.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
The intersection of girod and Loyola needs crosswalk signals. Many people risk their lives crossing that street everyday.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
Another thing- y'all need to strengthen the training on rules of the road regarding vehicles being required to yield to pedestrians at intersections. Many times, I have noticed drivers failing to yield to pedestrians at an intersection, whether signalized or not.
Reply Flag 1 Agree7 months ago
Pedestrians and pedestrians accessing transit need to be the priority.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Hello! Why wasn't the safety question brought up here??? Muggings. Armed robberies. All in broad daylight and you wonder why we don't walk more???
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
I think this question depends on the community one lives in.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
weather also affects my walking habits: e.g. heat, rain, etc.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Air conditioning the sidewalks would help a lot! Only joking.
Enforcement of pedestrians violating laws like jaywalking, not observing traffic signals for pedestrians & pedestrians walking in auto travel lanes would help all traffic a lot.
Better night lighting is required.
Funding sidewalk repairs & ongoing maintenance is necessary particularly for the mobility impaired...oh, and for elderly folks who really need to walk to maintain endurance balance cognition & cardiovascular wellness & b/c they often cannot drive it provides the opportunity to still be engaged in their community.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
The safety of an area would determine whether I would want to walk there.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Better lighting along sidewalks and walking paths
Reply Flag Agree7 months ago
Better lighting in general
Reply Flag Agree7 months ago

Driving

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
5. If you drive a car, what would make your driving experience better? Choose up to three (3) options.
Less traffic congestion on interstates and freeways
Less traffic congestion on local streets
Better access to information when planning my trips that helps me avoid congestion or roadway incidents
Roads in better condition, such as fewer potholes or clearer striping
Easier parking or more parking options
More people driving that obey the laws of the road
More people bicycling and/or walking that obey the laws of the road
I do not drive a car
Vote to view results
Funny how they carefully avoid mentioning "Better traffic light coordination", something at which this City fails miserably. Other cities get this engineering done right every time, but never New Orleans.
Reply Flag 6 Agree6 months ago
Yes, light timing would be a very worthwhile investment. Even just on Canal, it would make a huge difference.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago

agree about traffic light coordination and please what about giving folks walking time enough to cross before changing.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
The interstates are becoming choke points, esp the Ponchartrain Expressway during rush hour - its past time to limit heavy truck movements to non-peak hours like other major port cities do (no trucks enter from 7-9, and 3:30-5:30). Also, there are too many on/off ramps through this part of the city.
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
The city keeps stealing traffic lanes for bike lanes which has increased congestion. Also the lights downtown need better synchronization. I'd ask for better striping but everytime they resurface a street and restripe it I lose a lane. Also, the city has made parking at meters an expensive proposition at $3 an hour and all of the paid lots have risen to match it. Lots of cities have low cost municipal parking for visitors and workers. We have taken city property and turned it over to for profit companies to gouge us (Like underneath the bridge approach.)
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
I drive, bike, and walk to get around. People fuss about bike riders a lot, but ignorance of the rules of the road is a problem in our region no matter how you get around.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
I biggest issue is that traffic laws are not enforced in this city. I have to live in fear that someone will rear-end me if I stop at a red light as it is turning red or I wait for a long period of time before crossing when the light turns green, as so many people disregard red lights. And, I am constantly afraid that I will be randomly hit by an uninsured driver (thought everyone HAD to have insurance?).
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
Introduce traffic circles would help congestion.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Great public transport would solve many driving problems.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Get rid of the cameras!!! They cause fear (I got a ticket for going 37 in a 35!) They make people stop quick. People get rear ended. They redefine where an intersection starts.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
More traffic tickets for moving violations and stricter laws for DWI!
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
One thing that would be immensely helpful in terms of road construction is making sure that when pot holes (that eventually turn into sink holes) get fixed as quickly as possible. It seems that road construction takes way too long to get done and makes traffic significantly worse, especially along main roads
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Pot holes!
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
The Carrollton/Washington/I-10 intersection needs a full reengineering, given the volume of Costco traffic. The lake bound onramp to 10 is an accident magnet, especially when making the unprotected left turn from river bound Carrollton to access it. Similarly, navigating the adjacent intersection of Washington and Carrollton is a mess, esp left turns to lake bound Carrollton and the immediate swerving to separate traffic accessing 10 from traffic continuing onto Carrollton -- there need to be two left turn lanes there, and perhaps river bound Carrollton traffic from the 10W off ramp needs to be continued straight for an additional block rather than turning left onto Washington.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Traffic eyes on all lanes at all signalized intersections to sense whennto switch to the opposing traffic rather than just timing down even when there's no one waiting vs heavy waits opposing.
Coordinate signals along a single roadway so all lights turn green in succession allowing no stops when traveling at correct speed. Complicated for sure but computerization will make it happen.
PLEASE fund pavement striping installation AND ONGOING MAINTENANCE. Often, striping & assoc. pavement additions are only done when repaving occurs - LONG after the original striping has faded. This must change.
Appropriate signage that is well planned, positioned & maintained is required. Language that is understandable to even the less literate not accustomed to figuring out what it means is required. Example, many STILL don't understand meaning of an arrow with a red line encircling & diagonally across it ( ! )
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
But really, transportation options. I'd rather not have to drive.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
the direction we should be heading is to have fewer cars and better public transportation
Reply Flag Agree7 months ago
There is NO congestion in New Orleans, with the exception of the bridge - eve that is not bad. Congestion is Atlanta, Houston, Nashville - basically all those places with diversified economies. Congestion here is a blip on the screen where "rush hour" is truly only an hour long.
Reply Flag Agree7 months ago

Public Transit

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
6. Which of the following would make you more likely to use public transportation, or would make your regular public transportation experiences better? Choose up to three (3) options.
Buses or streetcars that reliably run on schedule
Buses or streetcars that run more frequently
Transit stops that are closer to my house and/or my destination
Public transportation that is available earlier in the morning or later at night
Better connectivity to neighboring parishes (lower transfer fares, schedule coordination, regional routes)
Lower or free fares
I have no interest in using public transportation.
Vote to view results
How about we move beyond buses and streetcars to modern light rail or even elevated trains (you know, out of base flood elevation). Quit building a 19th Century model. We have one 19th century line . That's enough. We don't need any more. We need to build a 21st century system
Reply Flag 3 Agree6 months ago
umm, streetcars are 21st century
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Service frequency is everything. Also, getting the GPS to work on the buses and streetcars.
Reply Flag 3 Agree6 months ago
Having the streetcar run all the way on Carrollton, not just in some places!
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
Buses. Make a network work, with buses. Right now, there is not enough service.
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
Rapid Transit would be nice.
Reply Flag 2 Agree7 months ago
Buses and especially streetcars need to be faster.
Reply Flag 1 Agree5 months ago
Running ahead of schedule -- so that passengers miss the bus entirely -- is the worst possible gaffe, a fireable offense in many jurisdictions, but happens all the time here, leaving people stranded for an extra 30 minutes!
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
I rode public transportation to and from work every day for 15 years until I became a single parent when my husband died - at that point I couldn't risk the bus being late or the streetcar breaking down when I had to pick my child up from aftercare
Reply Flag 1 Agree7 months ago
A better connection to the RTA. It takes 2 hours to get uptown from Harvey.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Public transport must be a real alternative to driving: safe, affordable, easy, reliable.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
I love streetcars and all but if we're talking improvements or planning for the future, why are we limited to buses and streetcars. There are other options. Light rail, superblocks, green belts, the list goes on.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
I do not use public transportation because I do not feel that it is safe!
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Cleaner buses and buses stops
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Sometimes it take my bus over an hour to get to me and take me to work three miles away, which means that I can out-walk the dang thing. If buses would reliably show up, and a rider didn't have to sacrifice a half hour or more waiting, people would consider the bus a viable option for getting around.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
If I lived in inner city the number on concern for me would be buses running on time.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
No excuses allowed for late or early stops. Increase head times for more vehicles within a given time period. Once or twice an hour is not acceptable AT ALL.
Maintain the vehicles beyond engine maintenance: Brake lights, turn signals, destination readers all should be operational ALL OF THEM ON ALL VEHICLES.
CLEAN (disinfect) THE INTERIORS regularly (daily) meticulously - they are FILTHY on the inside - seats, hand grabs, windows. I don't wanna touch anything in there right now.
Instruct drivers to stop within bus stop zones - NOT blocking travel lanes. This should be a punishable offense against the driver for impeding other traffic & there's no reason for it. Supervisors! Where ARE you?
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
7. Which of the following would make you more likely to use public transportation, or would make your regular public transportation experiences better? Choose up to three (3) options.
Real time vehicle tracking and arrival times at bus stops and/or on my phone
Transit stops that are cleaner and more comfortable, with more passenger amenities.
Higher parking fees at my destination
Higher gas prices (at least $1 more per gallon)
A greater sense of safety and security on transit vehicles or at transit stops
Better information about how transit works in my community (routes, transfers, stops, schedules, etc.)
I have no interest in using public transportation
Vote to view results
This is easy: make sure streetcars actually come when they are supposed to, show up on time, don't disappear for an hour or more at a time, don't stop in the middle of the tracks so the driver can get something to eat, and when it comes to tourist-heavy lines, actually run with a frequency that ensures locals can still access them too.
Reply Flag 7 Agree6 months ago
Ironically, though NORTA and a 3rd party do offer so-called "realtime tracking" of buses and streetcars, the apps are pretty consistently wrong, showing phantom vehicles on the route, and misplacing the ones that are.
Reply Flag 3 Agree6 months ago
Timing, lack of tracking, too many seats to get to one place, poor coordination with other parishes: our transit system is very nice, but it's more inconvenient than other cities. Enough that it's not worth using.
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
I think electric buses would be quieter and maybe vibrate less? I think they also have an open back window. That would be nice.
Reply Flag 1 Agree5 months ago
Better connections is a huge issue and it's not listed! I live 2.1 miles from the hospitals and it takes over an hour to get there and at least three changes and then walking a distance. Hospitals should be easy to get to!
Reply Flag 1 Agree5 months ago
We need shaded places for people to rest while they're waiting
Reply Flag 1 Agree5 months ago
QUIT trying to penalize drivers into forcing them to take the bus. There is an insidious fashion in 'urban planning' these days that says, "if we can just make driving more of a drag we can get people to ride the bus". Stop it! You should be making EVERYTHING easier for everyone. We are a region that desperately needs to grow. Making things inconvenient in some of the ways you suggest won't help us grow. You want to increase ridership on public transit? Make it quick and convenient.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
Protection from the weather at more stops!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Regular and often, with easy transfer between lines
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Again, I would probably primarily use public transit (both buses and streetcars) if I could rely on them showing up in under a half hour. If I have to wait a half hour or more, I probably could've biked, walked, or just given up and gone home.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago

Overall Priorities

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
8. Please rank the following issues in order of importance (most important to least important).
This city used to have a MAGNIFICIENT transportation system from what I understand. We need safe, affordable transportation for all workers in this city -not just tourists.
Reply Flag 3 Agree6 months ago
NO NEW ROADS!!! We've had enough road work!!!
Reply Flag 2 Agree5 months ago
We need to fix the streets we have first. And quit stealing traffic lanes on them that reduce their capacity.
Regionally we need more controlled access roads and elevated roadways.
In the public transportation space we need to move beyond streetcars and buses to light rail and elevated trains.
Sidewalks need to be fixed and in some neighborhoods need to be installed.
The bicycle lobby has gotten much of what they wanted over the last couple years and drivers have paid for it.
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
Fix our streets
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
Quit taking traffic lanes to accommodate non-existent bicycle riders!!!
Reply Flag 1 Agree5 months ago
Top Priority: improved public transport. 2. Improve and maintain existing streets especially the side streets. DO NOT BUILD MORE ROADS, that will only encourage more cars and therefore more emission and therefore a less livable planet!
Reply Flag 1 Agree7 months ago
Get rid of the traffic cameras/fines. Their use has been determined to be unconstitutional in other parishes and cities.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Make getting a drivers license more difficult.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Busses makes more sense on Canal Street for moving working people. Streetcars are for tourists.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago

Tell Us How You Get Around

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
9. How often do use a car?
At least once a day
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never
Vote to view results
New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
10. How often do use a Bus or Streetcar?
At least once a day
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never
Vote to view results
New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
11. How often do use a ferry?
At least once a day
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never
Vote to view results
New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
12. How often do you carpool/vanpool?
At least once a day
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never
Vote to view results
New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
13. How often do you use a bicycle?
At least once a day
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never
Vote to view results
New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
14. How often do you use ride hailing (taxi, Uber, Lyft, etc.)?
At least once a day
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never
Vote to view results
New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
15. Do you have any additional comments about how we can improve the transportation network in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area?
Extend N Rampart / St Claude Streetcar Line to St. Bernard Parish Line. Shift emphasis from vehicle moving to people moving. Limit vehicular traffic in the FQ to residents, hotel guests parking on-site, scheduled deliveries & garbage pick-up, and shuttle all others from remote parking sites.
Reply Flag 6 Agree7 months ago
You've got to be kidding. As a resident of New Orleans, you want me to be mandated to take a SHUTTLE in to The Quarter???
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Connect the St. Charles & Canal lines via Carrollton Ave.
Connect the St. Charles & Canal lines via Carrollton Ave.
Connect the St. Charles & Canal lines via Carrollton Ave.
Connect the St. Charles & Canal lines via Carrollton Ave.
Connect the St. Charles & Canal lines via Carrollton Ave.
Connect the St. Charles & Canal lines via Carrollton Ave.
Connect the St. Charles & Canal lines via Carrollton Ave.
Connect the St. Charles & Canal lines via Carrollton Ave.
Reply Flag 5 Agree6 months ago
St. Charles Avenue Streetcar - I would consider using it more often, except I see so often that 2 or 3 or 4 streetcars are back to back on top of each other, with no thought to maintaining a 'spread' of cars. So the first one is full of people, and the next one or 2 or 3 that have bunched up immediately behind it are empty, and other riders are left waiting 30 or 45 minutes for the next 'regular' streetcar. Mexico City does an excellent job at ensuring a regular 'spacing' of their 'pesero' buses, telling riders to speed up or slow down to maintain a regular interval of buses. We can't do that here?
Reply Flag 4 Agree6 months ago
Build the airport LRT (Airline Blvd.) connector that was studied many years ago. Continue to build out the old streetcar network. Add bike lanes and bike paths where feasible. Beautify public places and parks. Improve sidewalks and add public lighting, amenities, and safety measures.
Reply Flag 4 Agree6 months ago
Yes these are wonderful ideas.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
We need shady, even, and well-lit sidewalks for walking with intersections that are safe for pedestrians. We need education to help drivers and bicyclists better share the road. We need both buses and streetcars to provide reliable, frequent service throughout the day and the week if they are going to be anything but a burden to their riders.
Reply Flag 3 Agree6 months ago
I'd love to break this city's addiction to cars. The city/metro area is small and flat-- it's perfect for biking, walking, and pubic transit. People here have a cultural acceptance of driving as the only way to get around-- I think the only way to break that habit is to make other options as easy/fast/affordable as driving. If I can get somewhere faster, easier, and cheaper on a bike or bus, then why take a car? I'd love to see the city start to invest in public transit/biking/walking as the primary mode of transportation instead of an afterthought as other larger cities do.
Reply Flag 3 Agree6 months ago
extend st Charles line to connect to canal line.
Reply Flag 3 Agree6 months ago
Extend the street car line to St. Bernard Parish
Reply Flag 3 Agree6 months ago
the return of public buses providing transportation to/from school!
Reply Flag 3 Agree6 months ago
Cross-walk lights, especially in the CBD and surrounding areas, are in deplorable condition. I see people every day -- tourists and people who are not familiar with the area -- confused because cross-walk lights are either completely broken, or are askew so that the incorrect signal is facing people. Also traffic lights are out far too often - quicker maintenance of these, in addition to clarifying of the rules when traffic lights are out.
Reply Flag 3 Agree6 months ago
Transdev needs to be held accountable for the sorry state of our public transit system. Why don't we have so many things that would both improve efficiency and are widely available in other cities: pre-board ticketing systems, real-time waiting displays, refillable cards instead of paper tickets and transfers, etc. If Justin and Transdev can't even get the little things right, why should we trust them with more resources? All anyone cares about with transit is service frequency and reliability.
Reply Flag 3 Agree6 months ago
Increase enforcement of traffic laws regarding vehicles being required to yield to pedestrians at ALL intersections statewide. Also, RTA and JeT need to re-implement the Inter-Parish transfer ticket that was in place before Katrina, Bus fares are too damn expensive when having to pay separate fares to each system when commuting to or from work,
Reply Flag 3 Agree7 months ago
Expand bike path network and make streetcars run faster.
Reply Flag 2 Agree5 months ago
Prioritize residents over tourists
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
We have streets that haven't been resurfaced in DECADES. We keep spending money on "beautification" projects like on Oak and Harrison and Tulane and meanwhile the streets just off those streets are moonscapes. We need to have spent the flooded road money on roads that flooded and not the 12th resurfacing of St. Charles Ave.
We need to move past the 19th century model of Streetcars and on to modern light rail and elevated trains.
As a city we have shoehorned bike lanes into dubious places and drivers have had to deal with the significantly reduced road capacity that the lane amputations have wrought.
If we want neighborhoods that have jobs and amenities near our homes we need a zoning code that reflects that. The zoning code of the city of New Orleans needs a complete overhaul to quit standing in the way of that investment.
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
Need more comprehensive (24/7) transit to New Orleans East. Rents in Orleans parish are too high for the minimum wage earner to live here
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
High speed light rail service from New Orleans East to Downtown train station
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
I would take advantage of more ferry options from the West Bank to the east bank.
Reply Flag 2 Agree6 months ago
Create rutas mas largas y que no se tengas que transferir en cada parish interconectar centros comerciales, escuelas y edificios publicos.
Reply Flag 1 Agree5 months ago
Better driver's ed so that drivers obey traffic lights, use the Dutch reach to avoid dooring bikers, use their blinkers when changing lanes, move over for emergency vehicles, pay their drivers insurance, and obey the speed limit. The laissez faire attitude toward responsible driving is insane here.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
Then move if you don't like it
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Streetcars need more dedicated rights of way - on some new lines we should consider raised rails and modern cars. We also must connect this to a truly metro-wide rail system.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
Shift Canal streetcar stops downtown between Basin St and the river from every block to every other block, so that it's consistent with the rest of the system, and so the streetcar and move in and out of downtown faster.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
Bike paths over the mississippi river, industrial canal, railroad tracks and highways
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
Make the RTA truly regional bu expanding transit services to Jefferson, St. Bernard, and St. Tammany Parishes.
Reply Flag 1 Agree6 months ago
It would be nice to have some traffic enforcement of any kind, i.e.: moving traffic thru crowded intersections, ticketing individuals for aggressive driving, dealing with cyclist that ignore traffic laws. Since there is essential no enforcement, there is no deterrent. The honor system isn't working. Also, the metered onramps on the Pontchartrain Expressway at the CBD may have helped congestion on the Expressway, however, it has increased congestion at ground level leading to blocked intersections and driver frustration. This occurs at times when there is no real need to have the ramp meters on. Did DOTD solve one problem only to create several others! Has anyone checked ground level numbers to see the impact. Please revisit!!
Reply Flag 1 Agree7 months ago
Those metered onramps are a waste of resources.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Stop use of electronic devices when driving.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Focus on pedestrians and transit and separated paths accommodating both pedestrians and bikes. Getting school children, especially high school age back on the buses or on bike/ped paths would be a great asset to the city systems - more users, better frequencies. Early use of non-auto transportation makes walking, biking and transit a part of their lives.
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Tener rural mas largas y que no se tengas que hacer transferencia en cada parish, intercomunicar puntos de encuentro ya establecidos como centros comerciales , edificios publicos y parques
Reply Flag Agree5 months ago
Enforce the laws that are already on the books!
Improve conditions of the roadways!
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Update the Transit Tracker sponsored by WDSU. It never works and has been OFF since the Rampart St car started rolling. The RTA tracker is non-existant and sucks.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Please repair those pot holes and especially the very unsafe one at the corner of Philip and Carondelet.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Fix the roads, more or better placed bike lanes, bike cops (ha! not happening), and regularly-scheduled city transportation.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Solve the dangerous problem at cemeteries of transferring from Canal streetcar to Jet bus. Return busses on Canal Street - moving workers and accommodating those with mobility problems. Streetcars cannot adequately accommodate folks with mobility problems and trying to do so causes needless delays for everyone else. Reliable, Reliable, Reliable schedules. Increase frequency of busses and streetcars. Reliable way of tracking bus and streetcar so you don't die in the heat of our summers waiting for bus or streetcar. Adequate shelters are desperately needed. Total of about 6-8 seats and skimpy shelter at cemeteries is a joke when there are 30+ folks waiting to board. End the dangerous overcrowding on busses and streetcars. This does not impress the tourists that the city caters to.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Connect I-10 to Earhart Expressway at Orleans Parish line;
Relocate train from Metairie Rd to Airline Hwy;
Establish innovative transit option on Veterans Blvd (i.e. light rail, monorail, etc.)
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Invest in roads. Public charging stations for electric vehicles.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Safer,Smaller, more frequent and on times buses in N.O. East.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
I think this is a great initiative and I know how hard RPC works on getting things right. Good for you for gathering this information - hope there are resources to implement some of the changes folks are saying they'd like to see! I do think there is a lot of room for improvement on our public transportation system, but I'm not terrifically informed, to be fair, as a driver and not a user of RTA.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
I don't think that Streetcars are the most effective and efficient public transit mode (although I love them). They are better for tourists. Light rail, which is faster, would be better, particularly if traffic signals can be synchronized to give light rail cars priority in movement. Such a system could also work for emergency vehicles. But for people to be able to rely on transit and not a private automobile, the transit system must be an integrated network among all modes, must connect the most transit-dependent populations with job centers, must be regular and frequent, and must be reliable and safe. We can make this happen. But we must make better transportation decisions at the state and local level. We don't need to keep widening roads. That will solve nothing.
Reply Flag Agree6 months ago
Fix the roads....!!!!
Reply Flag Agree7 months ago
More Uber, more Lyft, more bike paths, harsher penalties for traffic violations, enforcement of traffic laws (using a blinker, not throwing trash out your car, etc.), safer bike storage
Reply Flag Agree7 months ago
Fix the streets
Reply Flag Agree7 months ago
Fix the existing streets! Ticket for people who don't respect cross walks
Reply Flag Agree7 months ago
Thanks for doing this. Will you use the information?
Reply Flag Agree7 months ago

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