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 collectedto help cyclists - young, old, local, and tourist alike - navigate New Orleans.
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Incase you haven't heard about Rubarb, it's a great organization that is running a community bike shop in the Upper 9th Ward. They mainly focus on helping kids through earn-a-bike programs, but they can also help us big kids too. The cool thing about the group is that they do more than just bike activities with the kids. This weekend I helped Liz and Carl bring a group of 13 kids up to the beach at Lake Pontchartrain. I'm pretty sunburnt and a little sore from getting beat up playing chicken in the water, but I had an awesome time.
If you're looking for a great way to help the community and promote cycling with kids, head on up to Rubarb!
You can view our data map online! The NolaCycle Bike Map website is still in beta stage, but it's coming along nicely! If you see something that is entered incorrectly or would like to help with data entry, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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