NolaCycle is a project aimed to create a high quality cycling map of New Orleans. Cycling maps include information beyond just streets and their names that benefits cyclists. In our map, we highlight the pavement quality, car travel speed, lane width, and special caution areas (busy intersections, man-eating potholes, or high accident areas). Volunteers help to collect this data by attending mapping events.
The information is then digitized to make a map of the data we collected to help cyclists - young, old, local, and tourist alike - navigate New Orleans.

Check out the blog for updates on the project, ways to get involved, and volunteer mapping events!

If you have questions, feel free to make a public comment on the blog entry or e-mail us directly at

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Flyer Idea

NolaCycle Community Bike Mapping

-Help create a comprehensive cycling map for New Orleans by mapping your neighborhood!

-Cities like NYC, Seattle, and Portland have maps especially for cyclist showing the best routes and hazards to avoid, covering the entire city. New Orleans currently only has bike route maps that cover only a few roads.

-Maps help to promote cycling and encourage safer routes.
-Meet-ups every Saturday and Sunday in summer to map the city from 3 to 5 pm!

July Meet-ups
Saturday July 12th: Marigny, Bywater, St. Roch, St. Claude – Meet at Washington Park
Sunday July 13th: French Quarter, Treme, CBD, 7th Ward – Meet at Jackson Square in front of St. Louis Cathedral
Saturday July 19th: Lower Garden District, Garden District, St. Thomas, Irish Channel – Meet at Sophie B. Wright Park (intersection of Camp and Magazine)
Sunday July 20th: Uptown (Riverside and Touro Hospital Area) – Meet at Laurence Square on Magazine and Napoleon
Saturday July 26th: Uptown (Tulane, Loyola, and Audubon Areas) – Meet at Audubon Park by playground on St. Charles
Sunday July 27th: Carrollton – Meet at Palmer Park

Bring water and a messenger bag to carry maps and a clipboard! Happy Hour will be celebrated at a local bar after each meet!

Check out for updates!

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