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

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Governor Jindal signs 3 foot passing law

Governor Jindal signed the Colin Goodier Bicycle Protection Bill this afternoon. The law requires motorists to provide 3 feet of clearance when passing a cyclist on Louisiana's roadways as well as outlawing the harassment of cyclists. The law goes into effect on August 15, 2009. If you're interested in reading the exact language, check out this link or search for HB 725 at the Louisiana Legislature's website (

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