St. Charles asks residents to review pedestrian, bike paths

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, January 24, 2018

DESTREHAN — St. Charles Parish and the Regional Planning Commission are encouraging residents to attend workshops to review the proposed pedestrian and bicycle master network.

“We have been working on perfecting this plan for about a year now with this being the second round of public information sessions,” St. Charles Parish Executive Director Darrin Duhe said. “In the sessions we will ask for the public’s insight as to what they would like this plan to look like as well have them give feedback on what has been proposed.

“We hope to wrap this up and have a final version of the plan early this year.”

Public workshops:

• 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 31 at Destrehan High School, 1 Wildcat Lane in Destrehan.

• 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at Hahnville High School, 200 Tiger Drive in Boutte.

• 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center, 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling.

The workshops will feature a short overview about the work that has been done, and the presentation of the proposed pedestrian and bicycle network.

The community will be asked to review the network, suggest edits and leave comments. Additionally, the residents will be asked to select their top priority routes.

In June of 2017, the parish held the first round of public workshops that were used to compile the currently proposed network.

The goal of this process has been to gather community input and create a strong comprehensive plan that welcomes pedestrians and bicyclists by providing safe accommodation for walking and bicycling while encouraging people to walk and bike for transportation and recreation. For more information on the master plan and how to get involved, visit