Have you ever walked or ridden along the bike path that runs from Algiers to Gretna?
It's a great ride, with a spectacular view of the city and the skyline serving as a backdrop to your exercise program. Plenty of people would love to be able to continue their ride into lower Algiers, but haven't been able to do so. That's all changing.
Bids will be taken shortly for the planned extension of the bike and walking path in Algiers. With construction expected to begin this spring and be completed before the end of 2012, the path that currently runs from the Gretna ferry landing to the Algiers ferry landing will be extended all the way to the Chalmette ferry landing on the West Bank.
Plans include benches, water fountains, places for people to clean up after their pets and historic markers that share some of the history of Algiers. There is already a shell path on the top of the levee, but the addition of a 10 foot path and several access ramps along the route will make your walk, run or ride even more enjoyable.
Additionally, the section of the levee that was closed to restrict access to the Naval Base is now open and will be included in the path construction. Just that one change makes the entire path more appealing since it no longer dead ends into a restricted area, which forced people off of the levee and around the base.
I can't wait to see the new improvements as they are completed!
Originally posted at West Bank Living