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

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Carrollton and Mid-City DIY maps posted

DIY maps for the Mid-City and Carrollton areas are now posted!  These are maps you can do on your free time and scan or mail back to me when you're finished.


  1. Hi Lauren. What are you using to create your maps? There are many great websites out there that will help you do your mapping.

  2. I'm going to use ArcGIS and Adobe Illustrator actually since I'm going to do a print publication. Down here in the Third World (aka Louisiana) there are still a lot of people without access to the internet at home. Plus, I like my maps to be pretty. Google maps - not so pretty.

  3. However, Google maps has added street view. the view is from this year. This may help supplement the mapmaking, especially the DIY mapmaking.

    what do you think?