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!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Events for next weekend and the following

These might be the last two mapping events before the first NolaCycle map is released! Try to make it out one of these two Saturdays. We'll be meeting at local neighborhood organizations that you might not have been out to before. Ashe' does a lot of arts, music, drama, and cultural events. Rubarb is a community bike shop that focuses on helping kids learn how to build and fix bicycles.

Saturday, January 31st, 1pm to 3pm - Central City: Meet outside the Ashe' Cultural Center at 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

Saturday, February 7th, 1pm to 3pm - Upper 9th Ward: Meet at Rubarb community bike shop at N. Tonti St. and Gallier St. behind St. Mary of the Angels Church

1 comment:

  1. I just found out about this blog. What a great idea! I recently moved here from Davis, CA, one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the U.S. I want to ride my bike to get around as much as possible, but it's hard to find suitable routes (especially as I'm on a road bike). This is really a great idea. It's possible I'll make it to one of these last mapping events... If not, well, I look forward to seeing the maps!