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New Orleans Transportation: Eco-Friendly Ways to Get Around 

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There are so many things to see and do in Nola: whether you’re roaming through the French Quarter, meandering around the Garden District, or strolling down Magazine Street, you can’t waste any of your precious time figuring out how to get to your next destination. Before you hail an Uber, there are many other and eco-friendlier ways that New Orleans public transportation can get you around.

Walking in New Orleans

You can’t take a wrong turn in New Orleans – in many neighborhoods, there’s a beautiful home or historic site on just about every block. So, it’s no surprise that there are so many fantastic New Orleans walking tour options: check out the Garden District, the French Quarter and historic cemeteries, or even try a ghost tour for a more eerie view of America’s most haunted city. Any of these tour options will get you to the top must-see sights of the city in two hours, with 0 fuel emissions (and you can even say you got a little exercise).

Biking in New Orleans

Looking for an eco-friendly and affordable way to see everything on your New Orleans bucket list? New Orleans offers several great biking options, including affordable bike rentals that allow you to see and do everything on your list, on your own time. Bike rentals are widely available throughout the city, so you can easily find one that fits your budget and needs. And with so many great biking opportunities, you can easily make the most of your time in New Orleans.

One of the best things about biking is that you can go at your own pace. Take your time exploring all the popular tourist spots or pedal away from the crowds and find some hidden gems. Either way, you will be able to see and do everything on your list – without having to deal with traffic jams.

And if you’re looking for a fun and unique way to meet other bike-loving locals, be sure to check out Nola Social Ride. It’s a great way to see the city and make some new friends along the way!

New Orleans Streetcar

Streetcar in New Orleans
Nothing says New Orleans vacation like a selfie on a streetcar. For only $1.25, you can get across town in classic New Orleans style on a breezy, open-air streetcar: cheap, energy-conserving mass transit that also offers endless Insta-worthy photo ops. And now, paying is easier than ever with the RTA gomobile app, which allows you to pay your fare from your phone, or purchase “Jazzy Passes” that give you unlimited rides for one, three, or 31 days. In one fell swoop, you have your transit needs covered for the rest of your trip.


There are many reasons to consider taking a pedicab in New Orleans. For one, it’s a great way to see the city. You can pedal slowly through the streets taking in the sights and sounds of the French Quarter or arrange a pickup and let somebody else get the workout while you enjoy the view.

Either way, pedicabs offer an eco-friendly and enjoyable way to explore New Orleans. If you’re looking for a way to reduce your carbon footprint, then pedaling around town is a great option. Since pedicabs can hold up to two people, you can share the pedaling – and the fun – with a friend or family member.

If you’re looking for a unique way to see the city or just want to go green, consider taking a pedicab in New Orleans. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget!


Avenue Scooters in the French Quarter
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After a long day in the sun, you might want to catch a breeze en route to your next destination. Rent a scooter for the day and enjoy the ride! You’ll have access to many parts of the city and surrounding area that you won’t be able to reach by streetcar. Visit the locally-owned Avenue Scooters for a safe rental and insider tips on where to find the best oysters.

Walking Tour New Orleans

New Orleans Legendary Walking Tours

New Orleans is a city with a rich history and culture, and there are many ways to explore it. Taking a walking tour with New Orleans Legendary Walking Tours offers a great way to see the sights and get a feel for the city. You can learn about the history of the city from our licensed and passionate tour guides, all while gazing at some of the most famous landmarks here in the Big Easy. No matter how you choose to explore New Orleans, you’re sure to have a great time.

New Orleans Legendary Walking Tours
French Quarter Tour  |  Garden District Tour  New Orleans Ghost Tour  |  New Orleans Cocktail Tour

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