This month Bike Easy and Uber announced a collaboration to offer Uber drivers in the New Orleans area with educational workshops on road safety. These seminars, directed by Bike Easy, will advise drivers on the safest way to share roadways with cyclist and pedestrians.
According to Dave Favre, executive director of Bike Easy, this “important educational initiative” is part of the “key to ensuring safety for everyone” no matter if they are biking, driving, or walking. Favre emphasized that “bicycling and bike lanes can help solve the mobility challenges in our region.”
Over the course of a year, the information series will be held at the New Orleans Uber Greenlight Hub separate from the educational workshops that Bike Easy already hosts for Crescent City cyclists. The Bike Easy and Uber partnership hopes to make New Orleans drivers more knowledgeable about local bike laws, road sharing, and bike-focused infrastructure.
The Southeastern public affairs manager for Uber, Evangeline George, was thrilled to add “Uber and Bike Easy share a common vision of a Greater New Orleans where it is safe and easy for everyone to get around, so teaming up makes perfect sense.”
George states that Uber is committed to doing its part to help keep the roads safe and these educational sessions are part of that commitment in Greater New Orleans. The ride-share service has already created programs for New Orleans Uber drivers by ensuring drivers follow laws, providing information feedback from law enforcement, and tips on protecting pedestrians and bicyclists.