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Comments on: Big, scary commute! http://bikeskirt.com/2011/04/13/big-scary-commute-2/ Just another WordPress weblog Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:49:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 By: BikeSkirt » Blog Archive » NOLA commute: day 1 http://bikeskirt.com/2011/04/13/big-scary-commute-2/#comment-3799 BikeSkirt » Blog Archive » NOLA commute: day 1 Thu, 05 May 2011 02:27:01 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=2454#comment-3799 [...] began commuting by bike, finally (!) this week. Unlike my commute from the suburbs this one is lovely and tree lined and wonderful. On my way to work I pass 3 bars, 2 parks, Loyola [...] [...] began commuting by bike, finally (!) this week. Unlike my commute from the suburbs this one is lovely and tree lined and wonderful. On my way to work I pass 3 bars, 2 parks, Loyola [...]

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By: Brian http://bikeskirt.com/2011/04/13/big-scary-commute-2/#comment-3746 Brian Fri, 15 Apr 2011 17:18:44 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=2454#comment-3746 Maybe I'm just being optimistic, but there's gotta be a way around this. When I lived in New Orleans, I lived in Uptown but would commute out to Elmwood for work by taking the Levee. It likes like that might be what you are doing as well (is that Broadway in the first shot? Huey P. Long in pic 2?) There's a lot of 'burbs out that way, so maybe there is some neighborhood routes? I don't know where in Metarie you are trying to get to, but have you considered taking Jeff Davis past Bayou St. John out to Lakeshore and then winding your way along the lakefront? I used to do a ride from Uptown out to the lake and back and that route wasn't usually too heavily trafffic-ed. Things may have changed (been gone 7 years now), but I figured I throw it out there in case it might help. Best of luck! Maybe I’m just being optimistic, but there’s gotta be a way around this. When I lived in New Orleans, I lived in Uptown but would commute out to Elmwood for work by taking the Levee. It likes like that might be what you are doing as well (is that Broadway in the first shot? Huey P. Long in pic 2?) There’s a lot of ‘burbs out that way, so maybe there is some neighborhood routes?

I don’t know where in Metarie you are trying to get to, but have you considered taking Jeff Davis past Bayou St. John out to Lakeshore and then winding your way along the lakefront? I used to do a ride from Uptown out to the lake and back and that route wasn’t usually too heavily trafffic-ed. Things may have changed (been gone 7 years now), but I figured I throw it out there in case it might help.

Best of luck!

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By: Elisa http://bikeskirt.com/2011/04/13/big-scary-commute-2/#comment-3745 Elisa Fri, 15 Apr 2011 04:08:08 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=2454#comment-3745 The big bridge goes over the interstate! there isn't any water between us, but the 8 lane highway takes up a lot of space. At this point, I think I miss the hills! Trying it again tomorrow...will report back. The big bridge goes over the interstate! there isn’t any water between us, but the 8 lane highway takes up a lot of space.
At this point, I think I miss the hills! Trying it again tomorrow…will report back.

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By: wle http://bikeskirt.com/2011/04/13/big-scary-commute-2/#comment-3744 wle Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:18:47 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=2454#comment-3744 oh at first i was like 'bham has an "uptown" ' ? but it is new orleans [and metairie i would guess is the suburb] the sad face is so sad!!!! what;s that monster bridge? i didn;t think you crossed major water from metairie to NO.. just stay along the river or airline hwy on the bright side [you know what i will say here] it;s all FLAT! unlike bham which has hills *and* bad roads not really much hotter than bham either wle oh
at first i was like ‘bham has an “uptown” ‘ ?

but it is new orleans
[and metairie i would guess is the suburb]

the sad face is so sad!!!!

what;s that monster bridge?

i didn;t think you crossed major water from metairie to NO..

just stay along the river
or airline hwy

on the bright side [you know what i will say here]
it;s all FLAT!
unlike bham which has hills *and* bad roads
not really much hotter than bham either

wle

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By: Mona http://bikeskirt.com/2011/04/13/big-scary-commute-2/#comment-3743 Mona Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:14:35 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=2454#comment-3743 Try using transit on the scary part. Put your bike on the bus. Try using transit on the scary part. Put your bike on the bus.

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By: carfreepvd http://bikeskirt.com/2011/04/13/big-scary-commute-2/#comment-3741 carfreepvd Wed, 13 Apr 2011 19:05:14 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=2454#comment-3741 Pic 1 - lookin' pretty good (although that H2 is an evil precursor of things to come). Pic 2 - I wish I had this view on my commute everyday! Pics 3-5 - Yuck! Pic 6 - the inevitable sad face Are there any smaller parallel roads you could use? I found that sort of route helpful last time I was riding in a suburb. Unfortunately, most suburbs are designed to have enclosed super-blocks where all roads feed to the major streets. Pic 1 – lookin’ pretty good (although that H2 is an evil precursor of things to come).

Pic 2 – I wish I had this view on my commute everyday!

Pics 3-5 – Yuck!

Pic 6 – the inevitable sad face

Are there any smaller parallel roads you could use? I found that sort of route helpful last time I was riding in a suburb. Unfortunately, most suburbs are designed to have enclosed super-blocks where all roads feed to the major streets.

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By: Julia http://bikeskirt.com/2011/04/13/big-scary-commute-2/#comment-3740 Julia Wed, 13 Apr 2011 18:53:33 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=2454#comment-3740 I am sure you have already done this but if not, try Google Maps satellite view, to see what other options there are. Even if one is a mile longer, it might be worth it. I am sure you have already done this but if not, try Google Maps satellite view, to see what other options there are. Even if one is a mile longer, it might be worth it.

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By: Kara http://bikeskirt.com/2011/04/13/big-scary-commute-2/#comment-3739 Kara Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:35:13 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=2454#comment-3739 Eek! Be safe out there. Eek! Be safe out there.

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By: lowrah http://bikeskirt.com/2011/04/13/big-scary-commute-2/#comment-3738 lowrah Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:14:48 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=2454#comment-3738 Sad face! Good luck with that commute, grrrl. Sad face! Good luck with that commute, grrrl.

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