So some things we learned:
-Off-brand plastic bags break in 30 minutes of carrying markers. I'll go get some Zip-lock bags today
-Mapping really only takes an hour to an hour and a half tops.
-Working with a partner goes pretty fast. Patrick and I worked out a pretty awesome method. Ride down the middle street on your map, then each person bikes up a down a section of cross street then decides the quality. We did that and finished in about 45 minutes.
-Always invite Food Not Bombs to cater your cycling events.
-Hats and sunscreen are nice. Bottles of water are a must. For August, we'll start mapping around 5 or 6 instead of 3 because it's cooler...but I already printed out like 180 flyers saying we're starting at 3 for the next two weeks, so I guess we're starting at 3 for the next two weeks.
Today, come on out to Jackson Sqaure to help map the French Quarter, downtown, and Treme. We'll probably leave around 3:30, so if you weren't here yesterday and you need the mapping method explained to you, please slow up at 3.