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

Saturday, July 19, 2008

BRAND NEW MAPPING DAYS (And a later time!)

In August events are going to go from 6pm to 8pm!  I have two August events planned so far, one for Downtown/Medical District and for the Carrollton area.  But all that means all the neighborhoods that you could call "easy" will be finished (neighborhoods I'm familiar with/know where to promote, lots of cyclists, etc).   I'll need a lot more help promoting in Lakeview, Gentilly, Algiers, the Lower 9th/Holy Cross, Upper 9th & 8th Ward, New Orleans East, etc.  If you live in one of these neighborhoods and would like to help organize the event, shoot me an e-mail so we can choose a date and time that will work for everyone.  

Anyway, here's all the up-coming events:
Sat. July 19th (TODAY) 3-5pm @ Coliseum Square (LGD, St. Thomas, Irish Channel)
Sun. July 20th 3-5pm @ Laurence Square (Uptown/Riverside)
Sat. July 26th 3-5pm @ banks of Bayou St. John under some tree by the intersection of Orleans & Jeff Davis (Mid-City)  
Sun. July 27th 3-5pm @ Audubon Park by the playground off St. Charles (Uptown/University Area)
Sat. August 2nd 6-8pm @ Lafayette Square (Downtown/Medical District)
Sun. August 3rd 6-8pm @ the Levee Trail near Carrollton and River Road (Carrollton & University Area)

If we don't finish Midcity or Uptown by then, I'll post DIY maps and possibly organize another event for those neighborhoods.  I'm sensing a good turn-out for Mid-City though, so I'm not too worried about it.

Hope to see all of you soon!

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