Pothole Filled With Gravel on St. Charles & Nashville


I ride my bike up and down St. Charles at least four times a week on my commute. I know that ride like I know how to make spicy black beans or how to catch beads at a Mardi Gras parade. I’m always happy to pass that one school on the right because that’s when the asphalt turns smooth. Until you cross Nashville (or is it Jefferson? I know the road surfaces, not their names.), where that pothole turns up. You’ve got to decide: are you going to roll over it? Pedal through? Jog out into the traffic lane a bit to stay on asphalt? But that has gotten harder since the left edge has been falling away. Some weeks ago somebody dumped some loose rocks in the deeper part of the hole to bring it up more even to the rest of the surface, but that just makes it more hazardous to cyclists. I stopped today on my zillionth ride over it to take a picture, and I noticed they’ve painted a square around it. Could that mean it will be fixed soon? I won’t hold my breath. When you ride a bike every day, this is the sort of stuff that lodges in your brain. Good thing I’ve got a thing for details.

2 thoughts on “Pothole Filled With Gravel on St. Charles & Nashville

  1. That pothole is right past Jefferson heading Uptown on St. Charles, not Nashville. It’s been there for years. It gets “fixed” and the reappears quickly. Probably an underlying sewer/water issue under the roadway.

  2. I’m an avid New Orleans cyclist and ride St. charles frequently. (the entire metro area really). So when I meandered to your site and saw familiar views and familiar names, I got excited. Keep it up. Feel free tol contact me and if I can help you in any way let me know. I’m game for anything cyclish and or the advancement of cycling.


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