DOWNTOWN GREENWAY RIBBON CUTTING: LOUISIANA AVENUE CONNECTOR
Exciting news, Baton Rouge! The Downtown Greenway Louisiana Connector is officially open after a successful ribbon cutting on Tuesday, November 14th. At the ribbon cutting ceremony, we celebrated the collaboration of various partners and grants, we've successfully united these previously separated projects, offering a safer and more accessible route for all.
The Downtown Greenway is a 2.75-mile interconnected network of bike/pedestrian pathways that now connects with the Government Street Bike Lanes at TJ. Jemison Boulevard. This interconnected network of bike/pedestrian pathways links our public parks, cultural attractions, and inner-city communities.
The concept for the Downtown Greenway began in Plan Baton Rouge II as a public, alternative transportation system that connects the surrounding inner-city neighborhoods to the 'Central Green,' a system of greenspaces in the heart of Downtown Baton Rouge. Completed portions of the Downtown Greenway include sections at Expressway Park and Myrtle Street, T.J. Jemison, East Boulevard, and North Boulevard, totaling approximately 1.75 miles. Bike lanes on Government Street were also previously completed, totaling approximately 4 miles. The projects, previously disconnected by Interstate 110, are now safely connected by the Louisiana Connector via Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive and Louisiana Avenue.