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.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is creating a statewide bike and pedestrian plan

LA DOTD is holding a number of public of meetings for their bike and ped plan.  I don't know much about the new plan, but I am planning on attending the New Orleans meeting.  I'd encourage everyone who's interested in better infrastructure for bikes and pedestrians to make it out to City Park on Tuesday July 22nd from 6 to 7:30pm.  If possible, show up on your bike too, just to drive home the fact that bikes are a major form of transportation in New Orleans.

The following is from their site:

Public Meeting for Louisiana Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
Contact: Public Information Office, (225) 379-1232, FAX: (225) 379-1863
Monday, July 07, 2008
July 7, 2008

Contact: Brian Parsons

What: Three public meetings for the Louisiana Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
(This is not a legal notice)

Meeting 1

When: Tuesday, July 22, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Casino Building at City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana

Meeting 2

When: Wednesday, July 23, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Broadmoor Branch Library, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana

Meeting 3

When: Thursday, July 24, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bluebonnet Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Who: All interested citizens are invited and encouraged to attend.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is conducting a series of public meetings for the Louisiana Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The purpose of the public meetings is to provide information to the public about this policy plan and to solicit feedback from the public and interested parties.

Issues to be addressed at the meetings include background information about bicycle and pedestrian planning within the transportation system, including how to address the needs of all users of the transportation system.

Representatives of DOTD and the consultant team Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc. and Toole Design Group will be at the meetings to answer questions and receive comments.

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