Category Archives: The road

a GREAT 24 hours…..

An interesting 24 hours…..  I ride out Esplanade — Get ready to park, but wait for a biker to pass. She turns around after I park … to make sure I’m parking? On the return trip, two bikers are riding … Continue reading

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A letter sent to someone thinking of bringing there bike to NOLA

HI, you mentioned that you were planning to bike in NOLA. It is an interesting city, and biking allows you to take it in. It is a fairly flat city. While elevation changes, you don’t notice it, and the biggest … Continue reading

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Amtrak — Ticket Refund / Replacement Policy and inability to account for tickets is a breach of National Security, and poor customer service

I have an issue with the ticket and replacement policy. I purchased a round trip ticket on Amtrak. I went to the station for my trip and I was told that I could not separate my tickets… “both had to … Continue reading

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Biking (and a bit on driving) in NOLA update June 2011 — Routes from areas of town-including Earhart, Magazine, Lafitte, and Jeff Davis .

I live pretty far Uptown. Just past Tulane University, but also pretty central. I live so far up that cutting across the center of the circle/wheel/crescent is quicker than other ways. St. Charles and Magazine are always slow routes due … Continue reading

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NOLA public transport June 3 edition (Part 4 of 5 – The reason this started… Trip Planner, Google, and stuff….)

Oh I started thinking about this as I stated in part one because I have been riding more. However, back in March or so, someone on another web page said our system was simple, and there was no need for … Continue reading

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NOLA public transport June 3 edition (Part 3 of 5 Uptown — Connecting St. Charles to Canal/Mid-City — #32 Leonidas/#11 Magazine/#39 Tulane/#27 Louisiana #16 Claiborneplus affecting #91 Esplanade & Jet’s E3, and affecting service to City park & Cemeteries )

Ok, I think that there is a better way to both serve the far uptown area, and better connect Uptown to Mid-City. First, what is the point of the #32 Leonidas bus? Second, we NEED a St. Charles (end) <—> … Continue reading

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NOLA public transport June 3 edition (Part 2 of 5 Uptown with a bike to Chalmette and mention of Kenner loop)

This is a continuation of my story of how clueless the NOLA RTA phone operators are. Back in May I called the ride line saying I wanted to know when the next two busses close to Tulane university with a … Continue reading

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NOLA Public transport (part 1 of 5 — RTA Call takers; non-staggered schedule; biking Across or through the crescent)

Ok, my car died in April, and I’ve been taking public transportation a bit more. Here is some things I’ve found out. Biking further out in the wheel/circle is not much longer than inside. I mean riding down magazine or … Continue reading

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NOLA public transport June 3 edition (Part 5 of 5 — Lost Items)

One final thing: I lost my keys on the bus. I fretted and worried all day trying to figure out where I left them. I disrupted several people’s day trying to figure it out. Do yourself a favor. Make us … Continue reading

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NOLA City Council meeting/transportation committee (November 23, 2010)

I just came out of the transportation committee today. I didn’t make a comment, but many of my issues seem to be addressed. Perhaps not my individual issues, and I think I may submit my ideas directly to the people … Continue reading

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