The Alliance for Responsible Transportation is a §501(c)(3) non-profit collective
that now operates via an active email list.
Headed by President Robert Canfield and David Lindenfeld, the Alliance for Responsible
Transportation addresses transportation issues in Baton Rouge.
The main focus is
largely placed on developing/introducing ideas concerning sustainable transportation.
In this manner we work to improve public and private transportation alternatives to
single-occupant automobiles. Specific implementation schemes and recommendations for
existing transit programs are largely handled by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force. Baton Rouge
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
The scope of our issues include mass transit, cycling, and pedestrian issues.
In 1999 the Alliance for Responsible Transportation was formed to promote
sustainable transportation for the city of Baton Rouge, LA.
Our accomplishments have included:
Establishment of Tiger Stadium Park and Ride during the
1998 and 1999 football seasons, demonstrating to the Capitol
Area Transit System (CATS) that a football park and ride
proram was feasible. The program continues to be successful
under CATS management.
Consultations with local and state officials regarding new road
construction leading to accomodations for pedestrian, bicycle,
and public transportation with new construction - for instance
Board appointments of ART members to the following committees:
1. Capital Area Transit System
2. Mayor's Task Force on Smart Growth
3. Mayor's Task Force on Mass Transit
ART suggestion for a bicycle path atop the levee has encouraged
the Baton Rouge Department of Public Works to construct
a bicycle path from Downtown to Brightside Ave.
Recommendation for a city bicycle/pedestrian coordinator
which ultimately led to the placement of a Bike/Ped coordinator
on the staff of the Department of Public Works.
Art has been involoved in the following events:
Monthly information table at the local Farmer's Market. Participation
in Earth Day
Input on the Louisiana State University Master Plan
Organization of Transportation Forums - one of which involved
mayoral candidates in last mayoral race
Radio talk-show appearances
Organization of "Earth Car-Free Day."
Publishing of a quarterly newsletter dealing with Baton Rouge