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

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bike and Build is looking for volunteers to help build homes while biking across the country

Kristian Sekse from Bike & Build sent me an e-mail the other day about her program where groups of college students raise money and then bike across the country to build homes with Habitat for Humanity. It could be a really fun experience for anyone looking to do something adventurous this summer. I on the other hand have to work, but if you don't, here's a great option to keep you busy while having a great time and going great work.

Kristian is also hiring leaders who are "paid a small performance-based stipend of $1750, and while their responsibility on the road is to keep everyone safe and happy, they enjoy vast amounts of free time to explore new towns, check out local attractions, and indulge in copious amounts of ice cream."

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