Mobile Workshops: Sunday, April 14

8:30–10:30 a.m.: Cyclists and Safety: A Tour of New Orleans Bikeways and Trails

Ranked 10th in the nation in biking and walking levels by the Alliance for Biking and Walking’s 2012 Benchmarking Report, New Orleans is getting into bicycle culture in a very big way. The Complete Streets Resolution, passed by the city council in 2011, requires that all public streets be designed and constructed to include infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists. This guided bicycle tour will lead you along more than 45 miles of bike pathways and trails, highlighting the city’s efforts to enhance safety for its cyclists. Biking; B1: Bike Tour on the registration form; $40

8:30–11:30 a.m.: SoHo of the South: New Orleans Warehouse Arts District

Visit the Warehouse Arts District! This “SoHo of the South” was a busy manufacturing and warehousing area that faded when shipping became containerized. The opening of the Contemporary Arts Center in 1976, a 10,000 square-foot multidisciplinary arts center, sparked the district’s revitalization. On this tour, you’ll visit the Contemporary Arts Center; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art; the many art galleries along Julia Street, widely known as “Gallery Row”; the Preservation Resource Center; and other hotspots in this thriving Arts District. Bus and walking; B4; SoHo of South on the registration form; $3

9:00–11:00 a.m.: Tax Credit Success Stories

Last year, Louisiana leveraged more than $85 million in private investment for the rehabilitation of historic structures. Projects in New Orleans utilized the largest portion of these tax credits. We’ll tour some of the most successful recent projects located in the Central Business District and in the French Quarter, including Channing Tatum’s Saints and Sinners restaurant, the fabulous Roosevelt Hotel, the Saenger Theater, and Galatoire’s Restaurant. Walking; B2: Tax Credit on the registraiton form; $30