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 31, 2008

We might all be on our "evacuation vacations" now, but NolaCycle is planning on being back for next weekend

I hope everyone is safe wherever they are right now - with friends, family, or in shelters.  I'm currently in Austin and Tom and Dan are out of the city too.  Hoping everything is fine and our city re-opens right after the storm, I'll be back in New Orleans Wednesday or Thursday.  I'm really nervous, but hopefully everything will be okay.  I'm trying my best to have fun and not to worry, but I keep thinking about our city and surrounding communities.  If the city reopens and everything is fine, we will still be meeting at Loyola and Tulane this coming weekend.

On that note, if everything is not okay, NolaCycle mapping events will be on hold.  I think it's more important that we work on fixing our homes and cleaning up the city than mapping for the time being.  Once life is about back to normal, we'll continue with NolaCycle just as before. 

Enough thinking about Gustav...I'm going to go back to trying to relax.  


  1. hopefully we get no floods or damage that void our already-collected data.

    good luck, everyone!

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